Report Says Arnold Schwarzenegger was Thinking of Running for U.S. Senate in 2018 as an Independent

Ballot Access News:

This story says Arnold Schwarzenegger is considering running for U.S. Senate in 2018 as an independent. If he does that, his own top-two law will not permit him to have the ballot label “independent”. The law, which he backed with all his resources, says independents are on the ballot as “party preference: none.”

The California U.S. Senate seat up in 2018 is held by U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, who was born in 1933 and will therefore be age 85 in 2018. She has not said whether she intends to run for re-election in 2018 or not.

UPDATE: Per comments on this article, Schwarzenegger has announced he will not run.

5 thoughts on “Report Says Arnold Schwarzenegger was Thinking of Running for U.S. Senate in 2018 as an Independent

  1. Jim Polichak from Long Island

    Eighty-Five is kind of old to be seeking re=election to a term that will take you beyond ninety. I say there’s a good chance that she won’t run and that if Schwarzenegger continues being a strong voice against Trump that he could win. Then again, anything can happen in a Jungle Primary. If enough candidates run – there were 135 candidates who qualified for the ballot when he won for governor – two candidates who receive less than ten percent each could qualify for the run-off.

  2. Richard Winger

    My post is out-of-date. On March 12 Arnold said he won’t run for US Senate.

  3. Jim Polichak from Long Island

    Arnold saying that he won’t run for US Senate.\ could easily mean he wants people with deep pockets to try to convince him to run with promises of donations.

  4. JamesT

    “come with me if you want to lift”

    He says he won’t but I bet he’s putting out feelers.

  5. Andy

    “Richard Winger
    March 12, 2017 at 21:32
    My post is out-of-date. On March 12 Arnold said he won’t run for US Senate.”

    If he did run, it would be poetic justice if he did run, but then got eliminated in the Top Two Primary.

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