Mike Ramos

Ramos

Friday, March 28, 2014 – 05:45 am.

What was supposed to be a sure thing didn’t happen on Thursday night.

San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos was unexpectedly denied the endorsement of the County Republican Central Committee.

The honor was instead handed to Deputy District Attorney Grover Merritt, who is Ramos’ subordinate and challenger.

The party’s endorsement committee recommended Ramos, but the full committee rejected that idea outright.

What’s more interesting is that many of the “ex-officio” committee members, those representing state and federal elected officials, voted for Merritt.