Tuesday, November 12, 2013 – 12: 30 p.m.

It didn’t take long.

California State Senator Bill Emmerson, who announced his resignation last Friday, is apparently supporting Yucaipa Water District Board Member Lonni Granlund, to be his replacement to represent the 23rd Senate District.

Inland Empire donors have been receiving personal fundraising telephone calls from Emmerson and Granlund on Tuesday.

Republican Assemblman Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) has indicated he will seek the seat.

According to the Secretary of State, Morrell reported cash-on-hand of $225,358.27, as of June 30, 2013.