January 31, 2008
Arnold Schwarzenegger is throwing his weight behind John McCain.
The California Governor leads the biggest state up for grabs on Super Tuesday and his support could help the Arizona senator rake in nearly 15% of the total delegates he needs to secure the Republican nomination.
"I am hopeful we can ensure his nomination soon" said former Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani.
McCain secured a big East Coast boost with the endorsement of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who just dropped out of the race.
In their last face-off before Super Tuesday, McCain's main rival, Mitt
Romney worked to portray him as a candidate out of the conservative
mainstream, while McCain pressed the former Massachusetts governor on Iraq.
"How is it that you're the expert on my position, when my position has been very clear," said Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
"The fact is, I have fought for this surge. I have said we need to have this succeed. I know the situation in Iraq," said Presidential candidate John McCain.
Super Tuesday could be make or break for the candidates, and while
California has a huge number of delegates, for the Republicans, there is a windfall to be had in winner-take-all states like New York and New Jersey.
The Democrats are now down to two, and the party will either get its first African American or first woman candidate, and Thursday night they square off one-on-one for the first time in Los Angeles in what will be their last encounter before voters in 22 states go to the polls next week.
Barack Obama is out campaigning in the Los Angeles area Hillary Clinton won't make an appearance until she takes the stage at the Kodak Theatre Thursday evening.