Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger plans to end days of suspense about his political aspirations next week. Heâ€™s going to appear on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” next Wednesday and announce whether he will run in the October 7 California gubernatorial recall election.
A Schwarzenegger adviser, who spoke on condition of anonymity, says the actor still hasnâ€™t decided but is leaning against it. That could clear the way for former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. Riordan has said heâ€™ll run if Schwarzenegger does not.
San Diego-area Congressman Darrell Issa, who funded a recall petition drive against Governor Davis, is the only declared Republican candidate.