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Governor Arnold will endorse McCain shortly, which seems about right. Both are pro-business Republicans who have been able to find common cause with Democrats from time to time. It's a little surprising to me that Schwarzenegger waited to endorse McCain until he emerged as the pretty clear frontrunner, but then, for such a big name, Schwarzenegger has not been one to inject himself much into national GOP politics.
The New York Times offers a portrait of the California political and economic landscape and finds it -- shocker -- varied and large.
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