POLITICS/ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER: “Arnold Schwarzenegger won’t be making a run for a Senate seat, but he’s not giving up on politics all together.
The former governor of California, 69, took to social media Sunday to refute speculation that he is considering re-entering the political arena.
‘I’m deeply flattered by all of the people who have approached me about running for Senate, but my mission right now is to bring sanity to Washington through redistricting reform like we passed here in California,’ the actor wrote. ‘Gerrymandering has completely broken our political system and I believe my best platform to help repair it is from the outside, by campaigning for independent redistricting commissions. Thank you for your kind messages and all of the support and I hope you’ll join me in my battle against gerrymandering with the same enthusiasm.’ “
-Stephanie Petit, “Arnold Schwarzenegger Says He Isn’t Running for Senate: ‘My Mission Is to Bring Sanity to Washington’,” People, March 12, 2017