How Rumors Start - Cooper to Run Against Jones?

Ever wonder how or where rumors get started? Well a pretty good one involving a noted Elk Grove p...

Ever wonder how or where rumors get started? Well a pretty good one involving a noted Elk Grove political figure found its way out today via Twitter.

There were two tweets posted this afternoon by Sacramento Bee reporter Kim Winugh and concern Elk Grove Council Member Jim Cooper's political future.

The first one read "ran into sheriff's Capt. Jim Cooper at courthouse. Everyone expects him to run for Assembly but he may ... run 4 sheriff."

Her second tweet said "Coop says no decision yet but some local Dems want him to run Could be epic race. He narrowly lost to Scott Jones."

Not long after he was reelected to a record fourth term on the Elk Grove City Council last November, Cooper filed papers at a run for the assembly. With current assembly member Dr. Richard Pan already filing papers to fill the senate seat being vacated by Darrell Steinberg because of term limits, it followed a certain logic for Cooper to seek the assembly seat given the on-going political shuffling and strength Democrats have shown in Sacramento County.

Following on Winugh's tweets, Bee reporter San Stanton had two tweets that said, perhaps tamping the rumor "Coop's only 49. Says he has lot left to do. Jones has said he hopes to serve 2 terms and move on. He is midway thru his first" and "That race was as nasty as they get, w dep sheriffs assn backing Coop bigtime w money and support. Jones says he already has DSA endorsement."

If nothing else, this ought to fire up the Elk Grove rumor mill.

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