Date: 27th May 2003

Arnie may run for governor

Arnold Schwarzenegger may run for California governor after his latest blockbuster, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, is released this summer.

"When I get to that point that I say, 'I want to run,' I will have that conversation with my family and with my close friends," he said.

He said the advice of his wife, NBC News correspondent Maria Shriver, a member of the Kennedy family and a Democrat, will be especially significant.

"She has to give the green light and feel comfortable with it because she moved away from Washington to get away from all that kind of stuff," Schwarzenegger said.

"I am not thinking about it (now), but I might start thinking about after Terminator 3 is released," said Schwarzenegger, a Republican.

"So much has to be done for marketing, publicity, commercial tie-ins, and the merchandising," he said.

Source: Press Release