RANCHO CUCAMONGA — It may be Halloween, but that guy in the Arnold Schwarzenegger suit who just left the local GOP Headquarters actually wasn’t trick-or-treating. Arnold stopped by to thank San Bernardino County volunteers for their hard work and to highlight the strong role grassroots volunteers are playing in the special election. State Senator Bob Dutton and Second District County Supervisor and Central Committee Vice-Chairman Paul Biane gave the chief executive a tour of the operation. The Governor observed 45 volunteers preparing precinct kits and making phone calls to High Desert and Inland Valley voters with messages supporting the Governor’s initiatives. He showed particular interest in the precinct maps, which depict the Party’s 400 precinct captains throughout the vast, 22,000 square-mile county. He also inspected walksheets, scripts, and mail pieces. And he listened to some of the volunteers making advocacy calls on his behalf, while trying not to distract the callers.
"This is a wonderful headquarters, Schwarzenegger said. "You’re doing a lot of good work that’s going to lead to victory in November." The low-key, early-afternoon visit turned boisterous as the Governator left the building to spontaneous chants of "Go Arnold" from nearby business owners and patrons. (Look for coverage in Tuesday’s Press-Enterprise, Wall Street Journal, San Jose Mercury News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and Victor Valley Daily Press.)