Thursday, May 10, 2012 – 04:30 p.m.

Mayor Pete Aguilar (D-Redlands) has pick up some desperately needed campaign help in his quest to represent the 31st Congressional District.

Aguilar just received over $48,000 in independent expenditure help from the Restoring Our Community PAC.

The expenditure was reported to the Federal Election Commission today.

Aguilar is running against West Valley republicans Gary Miller (R-Diamond Bar) and Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga).

It’s expected more than $2 million will be in play for Miller, inclusive of his own campaign war chest.

It’s still most likely Aguilar will make the November runoff against Miller.