Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California will announce his endorsement of US Republican hopeful John McCain in a joint appearance on Thursday which should give his campaign a certain boost before Super Tuesday.
Both Schwarzenegger and McCain will appear on Thursday at a news conference after touring a solar energy company based in Los Angeles. There, Gov. Schwarzenegger will make his endorsement of John McCain official.
The endorsement from Schwarzenegger is another setback for rival Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney who had lost Florida to McCain recently. In Florida, McCain had picked up endorsements from elected Republicans, Gov. Charlie Crist and Sen. Mel Martinez.
Romney still plans to offer himself as a conservative alternative to McCain. He pushes ahead hoping to win enough delegates in the Republican contest come Super Tuesday, February 5.
“Governor Schwarzenegger is an exceptional governor and we are honored that he has decided to endorse Senator McCain, and look forward to the event tomorrow,” said senior McCain adviser, Steve Schmidt. Schmidt had also managed Schwarzenegger’s campaign back in 2006.