|Arnold Schwarzenegger's new TV spot kicks off the advertising war in the California recall election campaign.
$2 million budget
Mr. Schwarzenegger's campaign has budgeted $1 million to $2 million for placements of the spot that is the first from candidates in the California recall election.
"I am running for governor to lead a movement for change and give California back its future," Mr. Schwarzenegger says in the ad, created by media consultant Don Sipple. The ads tagline is "Let's bring California back."
The recall election is slated for Oct. 7, a date that appeared firmer after a federal judge today rejected a request from the American Civil Liberties Union that the election be delayed until next year, when new, more accurate electronic voting machines would replace punch-card ballots in several California counties.