Curt Schilling To Run Against Elizabeth Warren?

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Aug 16, 2016 5:30 PM
Curt Schilling To Run Against Elizabeth Warren?

Former Red Sox star Curt Schilling is considering a run against incumbent Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. While nothing is set in stone just yet (as he has to talk to his wife), Schilling said that he feels as though someone must stop Warren.

"I thought about it, and one of the things I would like to do is be one of the people responsible for getting Elizabeth Warren out of politics," he said. "I think she's a nightmare and I think that the Left is holding her up as the second coming of Hillary Clinton, but Lord knows we don't even need the first one."

Schilling, a sports hero in Boston after helping the 2004 Red Sox to their first World Series title in 86 years, said the decision would hinge on advice from campaign experts and "a conversation with the boss," his wife, Shonda.

Schilling was fired by ESPN earlier this year after sharing an image on Facebook that was deemed transphobic. On his Facebook page last week, he mused the idea of beginning a political career "soon."

Warren is up for reelection in 2018. Aside from Scott Brown's three-year stint in the Senate after the death of Ted Kennedy, the last Republican senator from Massachusetts to was Edward Brooke, who served from 1967-79.