LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Maybe he really will be back.

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is reportedly mulling a return to public office following an ongoing feud with President Donald Trump over ratings for TV’s “Celebrity Apprentice”.

If the 69-year-old “Terminator” star does opt to run again, it would likely be in the 2018 U.S. Senate race for Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s seat, according to Politico.

A Twitter war between the former and current “Apprentice” hosts erupted last week after Schwarzenegger announced he would be leaving the show, even as Trump – who retains an executive producer credit on the show – maintains he was fired.

A spokesman for Schwarzenegger would not rule out a potential 2018 run, at which Feinstein would be 85 years old and up for reelection.

Schwarzenegger’s time as governor from 2004-11 was marred by a then-ballooning state budget deficit and a bipartisan campaign in 2004 to persuade voters to approve the Economic Recovery Bonds to close the budget gap.

At the time, he pitched the debt refinancing campaign as a way to avoid enormous public service cuts and possible tax increases. Voters approved Proposition 57, but the budget deficits quickly reappeared and the debt service from the bonds added to California’s fiscal woes.

By the end of his time in office, Schwarzenegger’s bonds cost the state $19.1 billion, according to estimates from the state treasurer’s office.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

Comments (4)
  1. Really? I’ll bet he thinks he’ll get endorsements from his ex, the mother of his illegitimate son and Mr. Trump. My dogs are smarter than this fool.

    1. Elisi Newell says:

      I would FOR SURE vote for your dogs over this UGLY,can’t keep his stuff in his pants, IGNORANT as Trump or wouldn’t have taken over his idiocy job. Did anyone ever watch this piece of garbage. In ten words or less can you tell me what the show was about? If it was reality BS, never mind; NOT interested. We are pulling out OPRAH WINFREY against Trump in 2020! Talk about bring it on! We for SURE will bring it on if we can get her to stand with the people!

      She at least made her money on her own! More than we can say for Trump. I don’t have anything good to say about this dork, so I will now be quiet 🙂

      1. Oprah Winfrey would be no better than Herr Gropenfuhrer (Cousin Ahnold) or Donald Trump. I cannot even begin to understand why any half way rational person would vote for any of these people. They are actors. That’s it. They have no experience in government, never had to do the hard work of making policy and then cajoling people to vote for your idea, no experience in the give and take of legislating. Celebrities have name recognition but are lousy politicians. What we need are policy makers and people who know how government agencies work. They don’t come from a studio. What is wrong with people today?

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