Schwarzenegger endorses Florida indie Tuesday via Twitter.
From Charlie Crist for Senate:
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Endorses Charlie Crist for United States Senate
ST. PETERSBURG – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today endorsed independent Governor Charlie Crist for United States Senate via Twitter. In doing so, California’s Republican Governor cited Crist’s bipartisan leadership style and said that “our country needs someone like him in DC right now.”
In his Tweet, Governor Schwarzenegger wrote, “I endorse Gov @charliecristfl for Senate. Great leader, works with both parties, and our country needs someone like him in DC right now.”
“Governor Schwarzenegger has led California through extraordinarily difficult times in a bipartisan way,” said Governor Crist. “We have worked together on such critical issues as reducing climate change and promoting alternative energy. In the United State Senate, I will work toward bipartisan solutions to our common challenges so we can create jobs and put Florida back to work. I’m honored to have the support of this independent leader.”
Schwarzenegger led the nation with his Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 – a bipartisan agreement to combat global warming by reducing California’s greenhouse gas emissions – and overhauling the state’s workers’ compensation system – cutting costs by more than 35 percent. In addition, Governor Schwarzenegger is the first governor in decades to make major investments in improving California’s aging infrastructure through his Strategic Growth Plan, helping to reduce congestion and clean the air. He established the Hydrogen Highway and Million Solar Roofs Plan, continuing his leadership in creating a greener environment. In November 2009, more than three years of leadership by Governor Schwarzenegger culminated with the passage of the Safe, Clean and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2010.
As Governor, he has been California’s most effective marketing tool, traveling across the country and around the world promoting California-grown products, cutting-edge technologies and the state’s diverse travel destinations. To improve classrooms across the state and ensure that all California’s students have access to the world-class education they need to grow, thrive and succeed, Governor Schwarzenegger has led the reform to make California competitive for up to $700 million in federal Race to the Top funds.
Additionally, since he took office, Governor Schwarzenegger has worked to reform California’s fiscal policies, create a better business environment, reduce burdens on employment, boost exports and stimulate job growth. Through the end of 2007, California’s Gross State Product had grown by 29 percent since the governor took office in 2003.