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Tuesday, October 11, 2016 – 09:30 a.m.

The runoff election to decide who will hold the First District seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has heated up.

A new ad started running Tuesday on High-Desert television and radio outlets.

All courtesy of an independent expenditure funded by the San Bernardino County Public Attorney’s Association.

A second union, Teamsters International, is also playing in the race against Lovingood. What that group has planned is unknown at this moment.

The unfolding scandal in the county’s Department of Children and Family Services involving the coverup of the deaths of multiple children under the care and control of the county is something Lovingood cannot run from.

The county pension fund sporting a more than $2 billion dollar deficit is another problem.

Throw in Lovingood’s feckless leadership and you have the ingredients for a defeat at the hands of challenger Angela Valles.

In addition. A hand-me-down $120,000 per year employment contract to former state assemblyman and county supervisor Fred Aguiar has also become an issue.

The main problem with the contract is Aguiar lives 240 miles away in Paso Robles, California.

InlandPolitics.com has also learned that recent oppositon polling shows Lovingood in serious trouble.

The polling numbers, without exposing the data, gives Lovingood, at best, a slim chance of a second term.

More to come.