Last week, the El Paso Times ran an article titled, "Esparza leads in district attorney race funds".
But without context, the title is a bit misleading.
Sure, Esparza is leading ....in the same way that some little people are taller than other little people.
For a guy that has been in office for 24 years, or 3 two-term presidents, he does not have a whole lot of money.
The idea that this guy, who has been in office for 24 years, has campaign loans is nuts.
Look, Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist, knows how important it is to raise cash in a political race.
Safe money says that Esparza the 24-year incumbent stays in office.
But this is El Paso.
It is not exactly unheard of when long-term incumbents lose...Paul Moreno, Pat Haggerty, Norma Chavez, and Silvestre Reyes. Other would-be long-term incumbents had their careers cut short either by prison or death.
In addition to killing the careers of long-term incumbents, El Paso likes voting for women, and there is a woman running against Esparza.
So not having much money to show for a 24-year long career, a Latina in the race, and the fact El Pasoans do not mind voting out so-called experience, maybe this race is not such a sure thing for Esparza.
Here's the funny thing.
If Esparza were to lose, he would not be the election's biggest loser.
Joe Moody would.
Because if anyone has the qualifications and ability to raise some money to run for DA it is Joe Moody.
But hey, fortune only favors the bold.