Arnold flexes his political muscle to help kids in CA

SACRAMENTO: Arnold Schwarzenegger is pumping up his political credentials by supporting a November ballot initiative aimed at funding kids programs.

SACRAMENTO: Arnold Schwarzenegger is pumping up his political credentials by supporting a November ballot initiative aimed at funding kids programs.

The measure would grant before- and after-school programs for elementary and junior high school students with as much as $550 million a year.

So far, the initiative, Proposition 49, has raised about $3.6 million in funds, the most of any measure on this year's ballot. Schwarzenegger personally donated $1 million of that.

Schwarzenegger has considered jumping from acting to politics, with rumors circulating that he could run for governor of California. Backing issues such as child safety is seen as a way to establish political credentials.

But Arnold isn't done with Hollywood yet. The actor just filmed Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, for which he received about $30 million.

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