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John Kasich: I reached a tipping point

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The former California governor spoke Friday at a Los Angeles fundraiser for Kasich

"He believes, like I do, in being a public servant, not a party servant," the "Terminator" star said

Washington CNN  — 

Arnold Schwarzenegger may no longer be The Governator, but he’s helping raise money for the presidential campaign of another state’s chief executive: John Kasich.

The former California governor spoke Friday at a Los Angeles fundraiser for Kasich, though his campaign says Schwarzenegger has not officially endorsed him.

According to two people who were present at the event, Schwarzenegger said Kasich was the only candidate making sense at the debates. He also said Kasich would make the best president.

“He believes, like I do, in being a public servant, not a party servant,” the “Terminator” star said.

Schwarzenegger donated $2,700, the maximum amount that can be donated in a primary, said his spokesman, Daniel Ketchell.

“Governor Schwarzenegger was happy to write a check for his old friend who he also thinks is a tremendous leader. You will know when he makes an endorsement,” Ketchell added.

NBC announced last month that Schwarzenegger is replacing Kasich’s 2016 opponent Donald Trump on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” a long-running business reality show. Trump praised the move, calling Schwarzenegger “my friend.”

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Kasich has struggled to break into the upper tier of candidates even as his attacks of Trump have increased. Kasich attacked Trump’s immigration plan and tax proposal Wednesday at the CNBC debate.

But Trump brushed the jabs off. He knocked Kasich for his time as an executive at Lehman Brothers and raised doubts over Kasich’s role in Ohio’s economic successes; given the role fracking has played in the state’s economy.

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