Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger may be considering a return to state politics. A "Politico" report references several Republican insiders in the Golden State who reportedly say Schwarzenegger, a 69-year-old Republican, is considering a run for the seat Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein has held for a quarter-century. However, the "Los Angeles Times" cites a "source close to Schwarzenegger" who said reports that the "Terminator" star might run for the Senate are not true.
Schwarzenegger has made headlines most recently in a failed attempt to replace President Donald Trump as the star of the NBC television series The Celebrity Apprentice. He served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011.
Schwarzenegger was first elected to the Governor's Office in a special recall election to replace then-Governor Gray Davis. Schwarzenegger served the remainder of Davis's term, then he was then re-elected in 2006 to serve a full term as governor, defeating Democrat Phil Angelides, who was California State Treasurer at the time.
It was rumored that Schwarzenegger might run for the United States Senate in 2010, as his governorship would be term-limited by that time. That rumor turned out to be false.
The 83-year-old Feinstein has been a U.S. Senator since 1992, but it's not certain if she will run for another term in 2018.