Rumors that former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is running for Senate were swirling, but he confirmed Sunday morning that he is not.
“I’m deeply flattered by all of the people who have approached me about running for Senate, but my mission right now is to bring sanity to Washington through redistricting reform like we passed here in California,” the actor wrote on social media. “Gerrymandering has completely broken our political system and I believe my best platform to help repair it is from the outside, by campaigning for independent redistricting commissions. Thank you for your kind messages and all of the support and I hope you’ll join me in my battle against gerrymandering with the same enthusiasm.”
This comes after he tweeted a video of himself suggesting that he and President Trump trade jobs, which sparked many of the rumors.
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— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) February 2, 2017