Former California Gov. and movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger will be joining Ohio Gov. John Kasich for a campaign event in Ohio’s capital of Columbus.
Schwarzenegger is well connected to Ohio and Columbus, which is near Kasich’s hometown of Westerville, Ohio. Schwarzenegger recently filmed a movie in the city, and is in Columbus this weekend for the annual Arnold Classic competition.
This Sunday’s event comes nine days before a critical Ohio primary; one of the first to be a winner-take-all contest on the GOP side.
Kasich is looking to win Ohio as the governor is the only one of the remaining four GOP presidential candidates who has not won a state contest. He also trails the other three candidates in the delegate count.
In a poll released by Quinnipiac, Kasich is trailing in his home state to GOP front-runner Donald Trump by a 31-26 margin. Kasich has hinted that if he does not win Ohio, he would exit the race.
Schwarzenegger has spoken at past Kasich events, but has not officially backed him.
Ironically, Schwarzenegger is replacing Trump as host of NBC’s hit TV show “The Apprentice.”
Justin Boggs is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk.Follow him on Twitter @jjboggs or on Facebook.