Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Back? He’s Not Ruling Out a 2018 Senate Run

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s name is circulating among California Republicans as a potential Senate candidate in 2018, according to a report on Thursday from Politico.

Politico reported that the prospect of Schwarzenegger running “is generating increasing buzz in state Republican circles, fueled by the former governor’s seeming ability to get under the skin of President Donald Trump on social media.”

Schwarzengger’s spokesman, Daniel Ketchell, said in a statement that “right now Governor Schwarzenegger’s focus is on using his platform to bring some sensibility and coherency to Washington by fighting for redistricting reform, like we did in California. We are keeping all of our options open as far as how we can accomplish that.”

Schwarzenegger, who served as governor of California from 2003 to 2011, most recently was the star of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” and has been in a Twitter feud with his predecessor in that role, Donald Trump.

Last week, Schwarzenegger said that he would not return for another season on “Celebrity Apprentice.” He blamed the show’s low ratings on its “baggage,” referring to Trump’s continued role as an executive producer.

Trump responded on Twitter on Saturday morning, writing, “Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t voluntarily leaving the Apprentice, he was fired by his bad (pathetic) ratings, not by me. Sad end to great show.”

“You should think about hiring a new joke writer and a fact checker,” Schwarzenegger responded.

Schwarzenegger also opposes Trump on other issues, like climate change, and has been vocal about some of Trump’s choices to fill key posts in his administration. A Senate run could be a platform to also run on another signature issues, redistricting reform. He has been taking an initiative he championed as governor nationwide.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has not yet said whether she will seek another term,. First elected in 1992, Feinstein will be 85 next year. She has been raising money for her 2018 bid, with a fundraiser scheduled for March 17 at the home of Jon Vein and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein.

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  1. roman marquez says:

    We already have enough incompetent morons with the second helping of Jerry the belt tightener, Nancy the Tuns queen and in a world that uses clips Six Shooter Dianne.

  2. heyitsron says:

    First it was Donnie, now it will be Diane. To blame. The world is so unfair. To those who want more than they can handle.

  3. millerfilm says:

    Oh, good Lord! He was such a trainwreck as governor. Does California worship celebrity so much that they honestly want someone that incompetent as their representative?

    • nobody important says:

      Considering how Trump got in, it looks like a large portion of the U.S. worships incompetent morons.

      • Mary says:

        Right? Diane Feinstein is the biggest idiot of them all. Whoever voted for her every time is even a bigger moron.

      • cadavra says:

        But that large portion of the U.S. does not include most of California. Unlike our red-state counterparts, we can smell BS ten miles away. As Millerfilm noted, we haven’t forgotten what a wretched job he did as Governator. Like Trump, he came into office expecting everyone to bow and scrape before him as they did in Hollywood, only to learn quickly that government doesn’t work like that.

  4. Steve says:

    Would love it sad I no longer live in CA to vote for him but If he really did I might just move back!

  5. Casual Observer says:

    What is his plan, to run on his record?

  6. Mario smith says:

    We had enough of you arnold, retire.

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