California Republicans say no, but national leaders want that primary early because of the Jackson factor.
And no doubt he wants to do things that will help fellow California Republicans in coming elections.
And California Republicans are hardly springing to the defense of the industry.
California Republicans, recalling the political success of another star, are trying to talk the Terminator into running next year.
California Republicans needed all the bolstering they could get, having lost the governor's race by more than 20 percent last November.
California Republicans had nowhere to go but up.
A14 Is that a California Republican running against apple pie?
"I couldn't do anything about it," said Thomas, a California Republican who retired in 2006.
Still, California Republicans, practically an endangered species in recent years when it comes to statewide office, think they smell blood.
The California Republican primary, 2000 was held on March 7, 2000.