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Arnold Attends First Gubernatorial Debate & It Breaks Into Free-for-All

September 25, 2003
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A sampling of the debate: Arianna Huffington to Arnold Schwarzenegger: "Let me finish, let me finish. This is the way you treat women, we know that." … Arnold to Arianna: "I have a perfect part for you in 'Terminator 4' "…Moderator to Crowd: "Ladies and gentlemen, this is not Comedy Central. I swear." The candidates also talk about balanced budgets, taxes and immigration.

Last night voters in California witnessed first debate that featured the five leading candidates running to replace Gov. Gray Davis if he is recalled on Oct. 7. The candidates had held debates before, but this was the first one that Republican actor Arnold Schwarzenegger agreed to participate in.

Today we play excerpts from the debate:

Clip One: The candidates, Democrat Cruz Bustamante, Green Peter Miguel Camejo, Independent Arianna Huffington Republican Tom McClintock and Arnold Schwarzenegger on the recall of Gov. Gray Davis

Clip Two: Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger, Independent Arianna Huffington and Green Peter Miguel Camejo on balancing California’s budget and taxes

Clip Three: Huffington questions Schwarrzenegger’s treatment of women while the Republican actor tells Huffington he has "the perfect part for you in ’ Terminator 4’"

Clip Four: The five candidates on immigration policies.


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