You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

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

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.

More Biz

  • National Enquirer - Jeff Bezos

    Hudson Media CEO James Cohen Purchases the National Enquirer

    Hudson Media’s CEO James Cohen announced Thursday that he will purchase the National Enquirer as well as American Media’s other tabloids, the Globe and the National Examiner. With the purchase of the National Enquirer, which Cohen reportedly bought for $100 million, he plans to strengthen their collaborative efforts, documentary shows, weekly podcasts, and theme parks. [...]

  • Amazon

    Amazon Music’s Free Tier Is More Advertising Play Than Spotify Killer, Analysts Say

    When news began to spread last week that Amazon Music’s long-anticipated free streaming tier was imminent, headlines emerged about its threat to Spotify and Apple Music, with some stories saying that Spotify’s stock price dropped in response to the news. But not only was today’s launch of the free tier basically a soft one — [...]

  • Nicki MinajCFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Dinner,

    Nicki Minaj Parts Ways With Longtime Managers (EXCLUSIVE)

    Nicki Minaj has parted ways with Gee Roberson and Cortez Bryant and Blueprint/ Maverick Management, a source close to the situation confirms to Variety. She had worked with the pair for the majority of her career. The source says the decision was mutual and amicable, and there was no specific reason for the split, adding [...]

  • Amazon

    Amazon Music Launches Free Streaming Tier, Through Alexa Only (for Now)

    Amazon Music today basically soft-launched its free streaming tier, in which U.S. customers of its Alexa voice assistant will have access to top Amazon Music playlists and thousands of stations, at no cost. The limited access that the new free service provides — it’s only available through Alexa, and when the listener requests a song, [...]

  • Donald Glover and Adidas Launch Short

    Donald Glover and Adidas Launch Partnership With New Shoes and Short Films (Watch)

    Donald Glover and Adidas Originals today announced Donald Glover Presents, a creative partnership that unveiled a new line of shoes and a series of brief — and very funny — films to accompany them. (Watch them below.) Donald Glover Presents reimagines threeAadidas styles, the Nizza, the Continental 80, and the Lacombe. The shoes feature uneven [...]

  • Kodak Black Arrested at Border on

    Kodak Black Arrested at Border on Gun and Drug Charges

    Rapper Kodak Black and three other people were arrested after they allegedly attempted to cross the U.S.-Canada border with guns and marijuana, officials told NBC News on Thursday. The 21-year-old rapper missed concerts at the House of Blues in Boston on Wednesday night after he was stopped at the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge near Buffalo hours [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content