Pedro Rios paced the floor at the Kern County Elections Department Friday as the clock ticked toward 5 p.m.
He was waiting for supporters to bring him a handful of signed nomination forms -- the last paperwork he needed to set up a rematch with Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield, for the 32nd Assembly District seat.
Rios left the elections office. He came back in. He left again.