Governator Endorses McCain

Schwarzenegger calls candidate 'a great American hero'
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 31, 2008 12:24 PM CST
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, center, endorses Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., right, as former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani looks on at left, after a tour of...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Arnold Schwarzenegger endorsed John McCain for the GOP nomination today at a Los Angeles solar energy company, calling his fellow Westerner a hero and a great American. Standing beside the candidate and new Mac backer Rudy Giuliani, Arnie stressed their shared concern over climate change, and praised McCain as “a crusader to end wasteful spending in Washington, a crusader to simultaneously protect the environment and stimulate the economy.”

The California governor also said that bipartisan Mac has “proven over and over again that he is reaching across the aisle in order to get things done.” In accepting the endorsement,  McCain picked up the green mantle, saying he’d make the environment “a national priority.” (Read more John McCain stories.)