Arnold Schwarzenegger during his appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in October 2003. The Democratic challenger to Schwarzenegger is angry that Leno has invited the Republican incumbent on his show weeks before the gubernatorial election but so far has snubbed him.
Reuters: Angelides demands equal time on Leno
The Democratic challenger to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is angry that TV host Jay Leno has invited the Republican incumbent on his show weeks before the gubernatorial election but so far has snubbed him.
Schwarzenegger, seeking a second term, was set to go on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” for an interview on Wednesday, marking his fifth appearance as a guest since he used that late-night program to announce his bid for public office in 2003.
Leno has so far declined to extend an invitation to Democrat Phil Angelides. A spokesman for Angelides, the state’s Treasurer, said that move violates federal rules that generally require broadcast outlets to give opposing candidates equal time.
Phil, it won’t help your GEEK candidacy in any case. The last time Flap checked you were down by over 17 percentage points.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., left, embraces California Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides during Angelidesâ€™ campaign speech Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, in San Francisco.
At least the Nurses are trying to help you, Phil.