May I have some more please sir?

Friday, February 24, 2012 – 05:30 p.m.

San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors candidate and San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos, a man burning through a hefty war-chest at a record clip, appears to be trying to tap non-gambling sources.

Ramos, who’s own campaign polling shows the candidate having serious problems with name identification with voters and several other heavy negatives, is trying to unseat Third District Supervisor Neil Derry.

So far, in his attempt at ousting Derry, Ramos has relied heavily on money from gambling-related interests throughout California.

As of December 31, 2011, Ramos, in his attempt at buying a seat on the Board of Supervisors, had raised more than four-fifths (nearly $700,000) of his campaign funding from gambling sources.

Ramos’ latest attempt at fundraising is scheduled for March 14th at the Cardenas Family (owners of Cardenas Markets) residence in Alta Loma.

Yes, a location outside the Third District.

The evening bash is being headlined by Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales, District Attorney Michael Ramos and State Senator Bill (Republican-in-name-only) Emmerson.

Gonzales hates Derry over his desire to cut elected official benefits, refusal to vote for her to become board chairperson, and lastly because he’s white, and Ramos is Native American/Hispanic. The illustrious District Attorney despises Derry for calling for an investigation into alleged sexual improprieties with his county staff. And Emmerson just does whatever Ramos wants for reasons that can’t be disclosed now.

Ramos even orchestrated Derry being charged for campaign finance violations in an effort to keep him from running.

Not to mention all three have been heavy political beneficiaries of the San Manuel Tribe’s largess.

Amazingly, the invites haven’t even went in the mail as of yet, with the event just nineteen days away.