Republicans Endorse Schwarzenegger for 2nd Term at Convention

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, February 14, 2005
The eleven hundred delegates who attended the convention first voted to change party rules in order to allow a formal endorsement before a primary election. They then overwhelmingly endorsed Governor Schwarzenegger as the G-O-P candidate in the 2006 election. The fact that Schwarzenegger hasn’t revealed his political plans is of little consequence to delegates like Jim DeMartini of Stanislaus County, who’s convinced the governor will seek re-election. DEMARTINI :08—There’s no question about it. There’s already campaign signs. I picked up some to bring home to put in my office. It’s Schwarzenegger two thousand and six. The endorsement did spark some controversy. GOP activist, Dora Kingsley, resigned her seat on the party rules committee over the proposal. She said that making the exception for Schwarzenegger could lead to loss of the voter confidence by discouraging challengers. Bob Hensley KXJZ News.