Friday, December 10, 2010 – 12:50 p.m.
Many rumors are swirling around the Inland Empire political transom this week. One of the latest is that of Assemblyman Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) challenging San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry.
Cook is making it clear he intends to make a 2012 run for the California Senate seat being vacated by termed-out incumbent and republican minority leader Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga).
Even if he has to relocate to stay within the District’s boundaries.
Demographics as well as geography make a Derry challenge hard, for a stellar Morongo Basin politico like Paul, even with Twenty-Nine Palms reapportioned into the Third District.