Raising (money in) Arizona
Money makes the world go 'round, and is especially useful when it comes to producing and airing television commercials disparaging one's political opponent.
Democratic upstart Rodney Glassman raised $1 million (okay, half of it he "raised" from his checking account) to land his party's nomination for the U.S. Senate, but that's earned him a chance to raise (and spend) some really big money.
Senator John McCain raised $20 million (that's 10 million bottles of Two-Buck Chuck!) to put J.D. Hayworth in his place, and you can bet there's more where that came from!
Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).