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Posted: June 17, 2014

Report: George Clooney may run for governor of California


George Clooney arrested at demonstration
George Clooney attends the 'Gravity' premiere and Opening Ceremony at the 70th Venice International Film Festival on Aug. 28, 2013, in Venice, Italy.

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Is George Clooney planning to follow in Arnold Schwarzenegger's footsteps?

According to the Sunday Mirror, Clooney's friends – who were not identified in the article – said the star may run for governor of California in 2018.

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Democrats want Clooney, 53, to run for office in 2018, the Mirror says. The actor, a political activist focused on Darfur, has several political contacts, including President Barack Obama.

“George is hugely popular with the Democrats, and where better a place to put him than as the governor of California, the home of Hollywood?" a friend told the Mirror.

Clooney plans to wed human-rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in September, according to People magazine.

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