October 26, 2004
NICE COVERAGE FOR THE WEEKEND:
Governor going to Ohio to give boost to Bush: Schwarzenegger has close ties to the capital of the swing state. (Margaret Talev, October 26, 2004, Sacramento Bee)
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger heads east later this week for a tradition he began as an actor: stumping for the Bush family in the final days of the presidential race, in Columbus, Ohio, a city that's adopted him as a favorite son in a state that could help decide the election. [...]
"It's going to be a ground war in this state, and that's why you bring a guy like Schwarzenegger," said Robert Adams, a political analyst at Wright State University in Dayton.
"He can get people excited and interested and maybe make a difference to Republicans," Adams said. "It can make a difference at the margins. But in a race like this, everything is at the margins."
As of Monday, the campaign had not released a formal schedule that included Schwarzenegger. But advisers familiar with the plans said Schwarzenegger likely would make one stop on behalf of Bush, in Columbus on Friday. The governor was expected immediately to return home to do his own campaigning, with a multicity bus tour scheduled for Saturday to promote his positions on policy measures on the California ballot.
They should have the President campaign with McCain, Guiliani, Miller & Koch too in these closing days. Posted by Orrin Judd at October 26, 2004 7:18 PM