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Schwarzenegger endorses healthcare law, says California will move ahead
The Hill

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger endorsed the health reform law on Thursday and vowed that his state would not fight it.

Instead, Schwarzenegger said California would move ahead with it “thoughtfully” and “responsibly.”

Schwarzenegger – who had been critical of a previous version of the Senate bill – is the first Republican governor to endorse the new law, and gives Democrats a welcome political boost from a powerful moderate as they seek to defend their signature accomplishment heading into the mid-term elections.