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Schwarzenegger To Help Raise Money For Gay Republicans Group

Sacramento, CA–Governor Schwarzenegger plans to headline a fundraiser for gay Republicans in Hollywood next week.

Event organizers say it would be his first appearance in front of a gay audience since he took office. The June 29th fundraiser is for the Log Cabin Republicans. The governor´s stock has been down with gay rights groups since he vetoed a gay marriage bill in September.

But the Log Cabin Republicans — which publicly parted company with President Bush after he supported a federal gay marriage ban have stood by Schwarzenegger. The group´s president, Patrick Guerrero, says the governor´s attendance at the 250-dollar-a-plate fundraiser is a way for him to return Log Cabin´s loyalty. He says the issue of gay marriage likely will come up at the event.