|Beatty Attacks Schwarzenegger
in Radio Broadcast
|By WENN | Wednesday, November
HOLLYWOOD - Warren Beatty has stepped up his battle with
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger by recording a radio
broadcast aimed at derailing his re-election campaign.
The political advertisement begins airing in San Francisco and
southern California today, and features the Dick Tracy star
urging citizens to vote against the celebrity politician.
Beatty's radio campaign comes just days ahead of a unique
referendum on Nov. 8 which will see voters deciding whether or
not to adopt some of the Republican governor's more
controversial plans—which include rating teachers by their
In the broadcast Beatty says, "Schwarzenegger and his big-money
backers are counting on you to not get out and vote. Don't give
him more power. Let's stand up for our state."
Charles Idelsono, of the California Nurses Association, which is
funding the ad, says, "We don't want apathy to be the deciding
factor in the election. It's not enough to just disagree with
the governor, people have to get out and vote 'No'."
While reports have suggested Democrat Beatty would relish
Schwarzenegger's position, Beatty denies harboring political