Sunday, October 14, 2012 – 12:30 p.m.

State Assemblyman Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) received a strong boost to his pretty much invisible campaign last week.

According to records, filed with the Federal Election Commission, the Spirit of Democracy America PAC has just expended approximately $181,000 in support of Cook’s bid to represent the newly-formed 8th Congressional District.

The funds were mostly spent on campaign literature mailings.

Cook is running against Businessman and Tea Party favorite Greg Imus (R-Lake Arrowhead).

The PAC’s primary expenditures for Cook were primarily funded by contributions from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.