Schwarzenegger swoops in for Kasich


Former California governor and Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger is lending a hand to John Kasich's presidential bid ahead of the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday.

Kasich's campaign invited supporters to join a Friday tele-town hall that will feature Schwarzenegger.

The actor donated $2,700 to Kasich late last year and has appeared at fundraisers for the Ohio governor, though he has not officially endorsed him.

“Listen, he’s a pal,” Kasich told The Plain Dealer last year when asked about Schwarzenegger. "He’s just been a great friend of mine.

Kasich hosted Schwarzenegger last year at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio, an annual sporting event that began in 1989. In 2014, Kasich unveiled a statue of Schwarzenegger at the Greater Columbus Convention Center as part of the event.

Schwarzenegger has another tie to the presidential race; the "Terminator" star is replacing GOP front-runner Donald Trump as the host of the reality show "Celebrity Apprentice."

Kasich, meanwhile, landed a celebrity endorsement this week in talk show host Montel Williams, who said in a USA Today op-ed, "we need an adult in the White House."