Actor Rob Lowe Joins Schwarzenegger Campaign
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Rob Lowe, who played a top White House aide on television, has joined the real-life gubernatorial campaign of fellow star Arnold Schwarzenegger, a campaign spokeswoman said on Friday.
Lowe, a longtime Democratic activist whose attendance at the party's 1988 national convention led to a sex scandal, has accepted a volunteer post to organize celebrity supporters for Schwarzenegger, a Republican seeking to unseat Democratic California Gov. Gray Davis in a recall election this fall.
Off the record, Lowe said, “Why am I doing it? You should see some of the tapes Arnold has of me. Makes that Atlanta video seem like child’s play-- um, so to speak.”
There are rumors that Lowe was actually Arnold’s second choice from the cast of The West Wing . John Spencer, who plays Leo McGarry, reportedly refused to serve in the campaign because the script has still not been written. “I put up with that for too long from Sorkin,” Spencer said, according to an inside source. “But at least with Aaron, you knew the wait was probably worth it.”