Schwarzenegger fundraising for Kasich
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Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Calif.) is lending Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) his star power for a 2016 presidential fundraiser Friday.

Schwarzenegger plans on introducing Kasich during a campaign stop in Beverly Hills, Calif., according to The Cleveland Plain Dealer.


It is unclear whether “The Terminator” actor is endorsing Kasich for president.

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

“Arnold is a worldwide phenomenon,” he added of Schwarzenegger. "It’s just the way it is. There are not many people like him on the face of the earth.”

The Plain Dealer reported that Kasich hosted the entertainer last year in Columbus, Ohio, for the city’s annual Arnold Sports Festival.

Columbus has hosted the event since 1989, which drew 175,000 participants last year for a collection of 50 athletic events.

“We’re going to continue growing because there’s no place like Columbus, Ohio,” Schwarzenegger said of the showcase last October. "We have the most extraordinary people working on this competition.”

Kasich unveiled a statue in Schwarzenegger’s likeness at the Greater Columbus Convention Center as part of the 2014 event.

He then met the movie star in California for lunch during a visit there, two months before launching his 2016 Oval Office bid.

Kasich is fundraising in California following his appearance in the GOP’s third presidential debate earlier this week.

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Reports emerged last month that Schwarzenegger is replacing Trump as the host of NBC’s program “The Celebrity Apprentice.”

NBC forced Trump out of the popular reality television series earlier this summer following outrage over his remarks on illegal immigrants.

Kasich is one of several establish Republican presidential candidates who have struggled to break out this election cycle.

He presently ranks 10th out of 15 GOP contenders next year with 2.5 percent, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of samplings.