Schwarzenegger Endorsement Will Have Conditions

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Governor Schwarzenegger has words of praise for three of the Republican candidates.   In an interview with KXJZ he spoke of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Arizona Senator John McCain and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

Those three candidates understand that the environment is important, that you’ve got to be in California in the center. They understand that.” 

But the Governor made it clear his endorsement will have strings attached.  He wants a better return from Californians’ tax dollars sent to Washington.

They have to pay us more money when they become President. That California has to get more money. That 76-79 cents on the dollar doesn’t work. That’s a commitment they have to make—any one of those guys—if they want to win here and they want to get my endorsement.”

Schwarzenegger says he’s in no hurry to endorse. In the meantime he says he’ll listen to the debate for topics he’s laid out as important to California.