Ramos right, speaking with San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos during a Spring fundraising event.

Thursday, August 23, 2012 – 09:30 a.m.

Is San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Tribal Member James Ramos already looking to another elected office in 2014?

That’s the new scuttlebutt making the rounds in Sacramento.

Ramos, lifelong democrat, is in a November runoff against San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry, a republican.

Ramos would have an advantage running for the 31st Congressional District in 2014 for two reasons.

First, Ramos has the ability to access significant resources, especially in a House race for a seat the democrats incompetently surrendered.

The seat, for now, will be represented by either Congressman Gary Miller (R-Diamond Bar) or State Senator Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga).

Second, the district has a democrat registration advantage.

Only time will tell on this one.