Robert Lovingood

San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood.

Friday, April 29, 2016 – 09:15 a.m.

First District San Bernardino County Supervisor Robert Lovingood received some bad news last night.

He didn’t receive the requested endorsement of the county GOP Central Committee. Something he received four years ago.

Instead it was challenger Paul Russ, the mayor pro tem of Hesperia, who received the groups blessing by a 20-19 vote.

The other three challengers to the first-term supervisor, Angela Valles, Bill Holland and Rick Roelle, did not request the endorsement.

The development is another bad sign for Lovingood, who’s seen as battling a “Do nothing” image on the board of Supervisors.

Not that the GOP blessing carries a whole lot of weight in the county.