Thursday, June 7, 2012 – 11:00 a.m.

Mayor Pete Aguilar (D-Redlands) can’t be too pleased with fellow democrat Justin Kim (D-Loma Linda) this week.

That’s the buzz ou there.

Kim blew Aguilar’s shot at representing the 31st Congressional District.

But Aguilar didn’t help his cause either.

Aguilar and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fell asleep at the wheel and allowed a seat they had a fair chance of winning to slip away.

Nevertheless, Kim ran a grass roots campaign and earned enough votes to gut Aguilar.

Congressman Gary Miller (R-Diamond Bar) and State Senator Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga) will now vy for the seat.

Miller has the leg-up with money. That is unless Dutton can find a sugar daddy super-PAC to boost his chances.

Count on Miller, a seven-term member of Congress, to be well-funded.