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Arnold Schwarzenegger Endorses John Kasich, The 'Action Hero'

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich before the crucial Ohio primary, calling him an "action hero."

By Kaileen Gaul | March 6, 2016

In an election full of attacks on candidates' strength and masculinity, one GOP presidential contender received a very macho endorsement from the Terminator himself.

Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich for president, saying he kicked some "serious butt" in Washington.  

"He was an action hero when he went to Washington. As the chairman of the House Budget Committee, he pushed through the first balanced budget, the first balanced budget since a man walked on the moon," Schwarzenegger said in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday.

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Kasich has a slew of endorsements from former governors, politicians and newspapers, such as The New York Times and The Boston Globe. But despite that, he hasn't fared too well in the primaries. 

He has yet to win a single state, and his delegate count is trailing far behind the other three contenders. 

Kasich is betting it all on Ohio, saying if he doesn't win there, he won't be back. But he is confident that he will win his home state on March 15.

"It's now March Madness, and we're heading up north to the place, to my turf, OK? And let me just tell you this: I will win Ohio," Kasich said at the Fox News debate in February.

For now, Kasich is rolling with the action hero theme on Twitter and posted this video of him and Schwarzenegger walking off his bus captioned "How The Governators make an entrance." 

The video includes images from Getty Images and clips from Kasich for America.

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