Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA)

Governor Arnod SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) was elected governor of California in 2003 and was reelected in 2006. Under the state’s term limits law, he cannot run for reelection in 2010.


  • Used non-profit and campaign funds for personal benefit
  • Built cozy relationships with special interests
  • Created conflicts of interest by accepting a consulting position and doing state business with a company staffed by his former campaign aides
  • Provided state jobs to friends with dubious qualifications
  • Forced air pollution employees who were trying to protect the environment out of office
  • Vetoed bills to improve transparency in hospitals at the behest of powerful special interests
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