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Thursday, January 17, 2019

BOSTON (Reuters) – Former Boston Red Sox pitcher, failed video game entrepreneur and conservative political commentator Curt Schilling said on Tuesday he is considering running against Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts in 2018.

“I’ve made my decision. I’m going to run,” Schilling said during an interview on WPRO-AM radio in Providence, Rhode Island, about 40 miles from Boston. He added that the decision would be contingent on his wife’s approval. “Ultimately it’s going to come down to how her and I feel this would affect our marriage and our kids.”

Schilling also fielded phone calls from listeners about a $75 million loan the state of Rhode Island made in 2010 to his video game company, 38 Studios, which went bankrupt in 2012.

“I’m sorry it ended the way it did,” Schilling said, adding that if he had been governor of Rhode Island he would not have offered financing to that company.

Schilling is still warmly remembered by Red Sox fans for undergoing a medical procedure that allowed him to pitch with an injured ankle and blood-stained sock during the American League Championship Series and World Series in 2004, helping the team win its first world series championship since 1918.

Despite being associated with a team from a politically liberal state, Schilling has long backed conservative politicians, most recently Republican presidential contender Donald Trump.

(Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by David Gregorio)

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15 responses to “Former Red Sox Pitcher Considering Senate Bid Against Elizabeth Warren”

  1. bfuentes says:

    I hope he does run. With all his baggage it will be a slam dunk for Senator Warren.

  2. blitzkim says:

    What about that cheating steroid usage? Sorry Curt, you’re not ready for primetime.

  3. Keith Garevich says:

    That was not blood on his sock, but red paint. He’s as phony and hypocritical as the rest of the republican party

    • dbtheonly says:

      It probably was blood on his sock. No one questions his guts.

      Schilling is a far-right Tea Party adherent. It’s his brains and common sense we need to worry about.

  4. peorgietirebiter says:

    What a gift this would be to the Democratic Party and humor fans everywhere. I predict the first and only debate will be stopped when the challenger is judged dazed, incoherent and no longer able to defend himself.

  5. Budjob says:

    I just wish that I was a resident of Massachusetts,so I belittle him,and cast a vote for Lizzie!

  6. FireBaron says:

    So, let me get this straight. He asked for and received a $75 million loan from Rhode Island, that if he had been governor of the state he would have rejected it? Yep. Instead of Republican Family Values, we have Republican Business Values. They always have their hands out when they WANT something, but have fishhooks in their pockets when someone else NEEDS something.

  7. Dan S says:

    So Schilling is a Tea Party conservative who supports the unethical NY businessman Donald Trump. How nice in a very blue state to run against my most favorite Democrat Elizabeth Warren. The GOP is obviously not putting up a serious contender in 2018 & has already conceded the election

    • Apostol Pappas says:

      Unethical? Who are you talking about? The only unethical thing about American politics is the media, who have blinded the American public. Very sad!

  8. midway54 says:

    I can hear the plutocrats, their shills, and the duped rednecks cheering for him.

  9. Apostol Pappas says:

    Anything to get that hyperactive woman with verbal diarrhea out. The US needs a political and national upgrade. America deserves better, and it is not going to come from the present status quo. A new dispensation is on the way.

    • Tony Nelson says:

      Warren is exactly what we need, a politician that looks out for the American middle-class exclusively. Exposing corruption in business and pushing for laws to protect blue collar folks…

  10. Lynda Groom says:

    With all of his baggage the man is the perfect choice to go against the Senator. Can you say slam duck for Liz???

  11. Thomas Martin says:

    Hell, he will have thousands of supporters – the Trump holdovers looking for another cretin to follow.

  12. Jon says:

    Schilling should run. He will be completely out of his league. Steroids may have allowed him to have a major league baseball career but they can’t make him intelligent. Elizabeth Warren will make him look like the mental little leaguer he is.

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