Arnold Schwarzenegger considering US Senate run, report says

Republican insiders in California tell Politico that Arnold Schwarzenegger is considering running for the US Senate in 2018, when Democratic Sen.

The former California governor is considering a run for U.S. Senate in 2018, according to Politico. Dianne Feinstein, D-San Francisco, either retires or seeks re-election.

The former California governor could make a bid as a Republican or as an independent candidate.

"In politics after Donald Trump, nothing is insane any longer", said Luis Alvarado, a former Republican political consultant.

The two men have already butted heads over "Celebrity Apprentice". He blamed the show's low ratings on its "baggage", referring to Trump's continued role as an executive producer.

"They hired a big, big movie star, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to take my place, and we know how that turned out", Trump said at prayer breakfast last month. That might actually be a future Schwarzenegger envisions for himself.

Trump has recently exhanged caustic tweets with Schwarzenegger, who followed Trump as the host of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice".

Schwarzenegger has sparred with Trump over more important issues as well.

The media war between Donald Trump and Arnold Schwarzenegger really doesn't show any signs of dying down - and if this comes to pass, it'll get even worse.

The Schwarzenegger camp won't confirm - nor deny - any plans to run for office.

Though he was re-elected to a second term in 2006, Schwarzenegger is mostly remembered for leaving the state in a fiscal mess after abandoning the reform agenda that brought him to office in the first place.

"We are keeping all of our options open as far as how we can accomplish that", he added.

  • Larry Hoffman