Playing Politics The Arnold Way

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, November 13, 2006

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was one of the most successful Republicans in the recent election.  While Democrats were taking over Republican seats all around the country….Schwarzenegger held on to his post….by a 17 point lead over challenger Phil Angelides.
Republican strategist Karen Hanretty says Republicans on the national level could learn from Schwarzenegger:
Arnold is a really good example of what Republicans need to do between now and 2008.  He produced results for the people and I think he was rewarded for that.  And if Republicans in Congress want to regain seats again in two years from now, they’ve got to produce results for people.
Hanretty says Schwarzenegger came on strong in 2006, starting out by delivering a State of the State address that said exactly what he intended to do – such things as work with the legislature and deliver an infrastructure bond package….and then he accomplished them.