Celebrities Flock to Support Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Sadly, Jon Stewart is not running for president.

But that doesn't mean you can't throw support behind another famous person in office. Numerous celebrities certainly are doing so.

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In the California governor's race, Arnold Schwarzenegger holds adouble-digit edge in the polls - but his lead over Democratic rival Phil Angelides when it comes star wattage is even bigger.

Recently, the actor/governor signed a bill with George Clooney on hand. After that , Schwarzenegger was hanging out with the Dalai Lama. Tony Blair also chimed in a couple days later.

He's the prime minister of England, Paris Hilton.

On Wednesday, the governor returns to NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the same platform where he launched his campaign for governor in 2003.

"I think Angelides has a better chance of trying to arm-wrestle Arnold than he does trying to match him for celebrity attention," said Jonathan Wilcox, who teaches a class on celebrity and society at the University of Southern California.

Arnold's red carpet supporters also include Hollywood heavyweights Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg. His old pal Danny DeVito pops up. He gave a speech last month at a women's conference organized by his celebrity wife, Maria Shriver, where the guest list ranged from Martha Stewart to the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists.

As for Angelides? Well, the state treasurer and a former developer, was joined at recent events by actors Ed Begley Jr. and Daniel Stern.

All he needs is the backing of Peter Sarsgaard and this race for celebrity support will be even!

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