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  Schwarzenegger, Arnold
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationRepublican  
 
NameArnold Schwarzenegger
Address
Brentwood, California , United States
EmailNone
Websitehttp://gov.ca.gov/
Born July 30, 1947
Died Still Living (66 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
Last ModifiedPaul
Dec 04, 2012 09:51am
Tags Moderate-to-Conservative - Pro Environment - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor - Pro-Missile Defense - Catholic -
InfoAn Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor and Republican politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger became the 38th Governor of California on October 7, 2003 in a special recall election to replace then-Governor Gray Davis. He was subsequently re-elected to a second term in 2006.

Schwarzenegger was born in Thal, Austria, a town bordering the Styrian capital, Graz, and christened Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger. As a boy, Schwarzenegger played many sports, but discovered his passion for bodybuilding when in his mid-teens, his soccer coach took the team for weight training.

Schwarzenegger served in the Austrian army in 1965, to fulfill the one-year service requirement expected at the time of all 18 year old Austrian males. During that year he snuck off the base to compete in his first bodybuilding competition, the Mr. Junior Europe, where he won first place.

Schwarzenegger moved to the United States in September of 1968, with little money or knowledge of the English language.

Nicknamed "The Austrian Oak" in his body building days, and more recently "The Governator" (a portmanteau of Governor and Terminator, after the blockbuster film roles), Schwarzenegger as a young man gained widespread attention as a highly successful bodybuilder, and later gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film star.

His first political appointment was to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, on which he served from 1990 to 1993. He was nominated by George H. W. Bush, who dubbed him "Conan the Republican". He later served as Chairman for the California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports under Governor Pete Wilson.

Governor Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver have four children - Katherine, Christina, Patrick and Christopher.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
12/10/2010-12/12/2010 Survey USA 19.00% ( 4.0) 78.00% ( 3.0) 3.00% ( 1.0)
10/21/2010-10/23/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 25.00% ( 5.0) 63.00% ( 6.0) 12.00% ( 0.0)
09/19/2010-09/26/2010 Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) 28.00% ( 4.0) 64.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 4.0)
09/20/2010-09/20/2010 Rasmussen Reports 31.00% ( 1.0) 66.00% ( 0.0) 4.00% ( 3.0)
09/14/2010-09/16/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 20.00% ( 1.0) 69.00% ( 2.0) 12.00% ( 2.0)
09/10/2010-09/12/2010 Survey USA 15.00% ( 2.0) 81.00% ( 0.0) 4.00% ( 2.0)
09/06/2010-09/06/2010 Rasmussen Reports 32.00% ( 4.0) 66.00% ( 5.0) 1.00% ( 0.0)
07/23/2010-07/25/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 19.00% ( 1.0) 71.00% ( 7.0) 10.00% ( 6.0)
07/16/2010-07/18/2010 Survey USA 17.00% ( 6.0) 81.00% ( 9.0) 2.00% ( 3.0)
07/12/2010-07/12/2010 Rasmussen Reports 28.00% ( 2.0) 71.00% ( 4.0) 1.00% ( 2.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
06/03/2011-06/13/2011 Field Poll 20.00% ( 0.0) 75.00% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 18, 2011 09:00pm Poll Poll: Arnold Schwarzenegger reviled in California  Article Jason 
May 17, 2011 06:00am News Schwarzenegger fathered child with household staff member: report   Article Monsieur 
May 09, 2011 10:00pm General Schwarzenegger and wife, Maria Shriver, separating  Article COSDem 
Feb 10, 2011 07:00pm General It's Official: Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Returning To Acting  Article COSDem 
Dec 17, 2010 12:35am Blog Entry Schwarzenegger could see himself in Washington  Article Patrick 
Nov 09, 2010 10:00pm Statement Schwarzenegger: Who Cares If You Smoke Weed?  Article Jason 

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FAMILY
Wife Maria Shriver Apr 26, 1986- 00, 2011
Father In-Law R. Sargent Shriver, Jr. 1915-2011
Mother In-Law Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver 1921-2009

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RACES
  11/07/2006 CA Governor Won 55.88% (+16.98%)
  06/06/2006 CA Governor - R Primary Won 89.99% (+86.41%)
  10/07/2003 CA Governor Recall Won 48.58% (+17.11%)
ENDORSEMENTS
CA Proposition 23 - Suspension of AB 32 - Nov 02, 2010 NO No
CA Proposition 25 - Changes Legislative Vote Requirement to Pass a Budget from Two-Thirds to a Simple Majority - Nov 02, 2010 NO No
FL US Senate - Nov 02, 2010 D Charlie Crist
FL US Senate - R Primary - Aug 24, 2010 D Charlie Crist
CA Proposition 14 - Top Two Primaries Act - Jun 08, 2010 YES Yes
CA Proposition 8 - Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry - Nov 04, 2008 NO No
CA Proposition 93 - Soften Term Limits for State Legislators - Feb 05, 2008 YES Yes
CA US President - R Primary - Feb 05, 2008 R John McCain
CA - District 48 Special - Oct 04, 2005 R John B. T. Campbell, III
CA Proposition 72 - Health Care Coverage Requirements - Nov 02, 2004 NO No
CA Proposition 62 - Elections and Primaries - Nov 02, 2004 YES Yes
CA US President - Nov 02, 2004 R George W. Bush
CA US Senate - R Primary - Mar 02, 2004 R William L. "Bill" Jones
CA Governor - R Primary - Mar 05, 2002 R Richard Riordan
CA Proposition 187 - Illegal Aliens. Ineligibility for Public Services. Verification and Reporting. - Nov 08, 1994 YES Yes