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Patrick Schwarzenegger, 19: "I Might Actually Have a Future in Politics"

USMagazine, Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 1:00pm (PST)

Patrick Schwarzenegger is feeling inspired.

The 19-year-old college freshman voted for the first time Nov. 6 and spoke about the milestone with his nearly 67,000 Twitter followers. "Hope y'all go out and vote," the Hudson Jeans model wrote. "Getting the 'I Voted' sticker is worth it alone to go."

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Patrick -- whose deceased maternal grandfather, Sargent Shriver, was once the United States Ambassador to France -- later tweeted that he was engaged "in a political debate with my friends about Romney vs. Obama. I might actually have a future in politics now that I think about it."

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It wouldn't be too surprising, given his family's rich history in American government in both the Democratic and Republican parties. Most notably, the Project360 founder's father, Arnold Schwarzenegger, served two terms as the Governor of California from 2003 to 2011, and his grand-uncle, John F. Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. On Nov. 6, Patrick's cousin, Joe Kennedy, was elected to represent the 4th District of Massachusetts in Congress.

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The Grown Ups 2 actor already has a few ideas about how to bring the country together. "Can we all admit that the electoral college system is a joke and it should be banished? This system doesn't make sense to me," he tweeted. The University of Southern California student later congratulated President Barack Obama on his successful re-election campaign. "Let's all work together to get out of this economic slump and bring our national debt where it should be!"

Nov. 6 was doubly eventful for Patrick, as he joined two of his siblings, Christina, 21, and Christopher, 15, in celebrating their mother Maria Shriver's 57th birthday.

The TV journalist tweeted that she "loved" the birthday messages from her children. "I'm so blessed thank you." She also tweeted a photo of her family circled around her birthday cake. "What a great day," Shriver wrote. "Kids, cake and four more years!"

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Patrick Schwarzenegger, 19: "I Might Actually Have a Future in Politics"

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