Update 11:25 a.m. With 100 percent of precincts reporting Wednesday, Yucaipa State Assemblyman Paul Cook has defeated Tea Party-backed candidate Gregg Imus in the redrawn 8th Congressional District, according to unofficial results.
Cook, R-Yucca Valley, finished with 82,653 votes or 57.6 percent, and Imus, R-Blue Jay, finished with 60,732 votes or 42.4 percent according to the registrars of San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono counties, and the Secretary of State.
The massive 8th District includes all the mountain communities in San Bernardino County north of Redlands and Loma Linda, the Owens River Valley and Mono Lake.
Posted 12:45 a.m. Yucaipa State Assemblyman Paul Cook was leading Tea Party-backed candidate Gregg Imus early Wednesday in the redrawn 8th Congressional District, according to the Secretary of State's unofficial results.
Cook, R-Yucca Valley, and Imus, R-Blue Jay, were contesting who will represent the massive 8th, which includes portions of San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono counties.
With 30.3 percent of precincts reporting, Cook led with 53,420 votes, 58.6 percent, and Imus had 37,719 votes, 41.4 percent.
Imus finished first in District 8 in the June primary, with Cook coming in second, according to certified final results.
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Cook currently represents the 65th Assembly District that includes Yucaipa, Calimesa, and San Bernardino Mountain towns northeast of Redlands and Loma Linda.
Imus' supporters include the Mountain Area Tea Party and Redlands Tea Party groups.