Vote 08: Schwarzenegger endorses McCain

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) With just less than a week to go before California's high-priced primary, the governor's endorsement couldn't have come at a better time.

Gov. Schwarzenegger, Sen. John McCain and Rudy Giuliani all toured a solar energy company in south Los Angeles Thursday morning. All three have been major supporters of green technology, calling it a matter of national security, global warming and a vital key to our economy.

On Wednesday, Giuliani endorsed his former rival after he pulled out of the race.

Gov. Schwarzenegger came out in support of the Arizona senator Thursday, calling him a "great American hero and an extraordinary leader" and the man who he says will lead America to a great future.

"The thing that Senator McCain has proven over and over again that he is reaching across the aisle in order to get things done," said Gov. Schwarzenegger.

"I am doubly honored by this great, great American success story, that has taken the time and the effort to endorse my candidacy and help me on the road to the presidency of the United States," said Sen. McCain.

"This is just another indication of why John McCain should be the next President of the United States," said former New York City Mayor Giuliani. "He is looking into the future, this is, this is our future... alternatives to oil, making America energy diversified."

When asked why he waited so long to make his endorsement, the governor said he was torn between two friends, McCain and Giuliani. Once Giuliani pulled out he said his decision was clear.


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