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Curt Schilling blasts Elizabeth Warren, hints at political aspirations

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Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling also considered running for the US Senate in 2009.The Boston Globe/Boston Globe

Curt Schilling, US Senate candidate?

The former Red Sox pitcher said Monday during an interview on WRKO-AM that he's considering a run against Senator Elizabeth Warren in 2018.

"I would like to be one of the people responsible for getting Elizabeth Warren out of politics," said Schilling. "She's a nightmare. The left's holding her up as the second coming of Hillary Clinton, Lord knows we don't need the first."

Schilling addressed his political aspirations last week, saying he's "going to run, soon," but he did not express interest in a specific office.

In the interview, Schilling said he would run for office in Massachusetts, not another state.


"The bigger the challenge, the better; it's always been that way," said Schilling.

Schilling said he feels an obligation to step into the political arena.

"I've never been somebody to sit around talking about getting stuff done without actually trying to help," he said.

Schilling said he wouldn't run without his family's approval, notably that of "the boss," his wife, Shonda.

"If my family wasn't comfortable and OK with it, then it would never happen," he said.

It isn't the first time Schilling has flirted with a run for the Senate. He considered entering the race in 2009 to succeed the late Edward M. Kennedy.

Schilling has endorsed Republican candidates in the past, including John McCain's 2008 presidential bid. He's backing Donald Trump in the 2016 race.

Schilling helped lead the Red Sox to World Series titles in 2004 and 2007. He later served as a commentator for ESPN, but was fired earlier this year after publishing a controversial Facebook post. His 38 Studios video game company went bankrupt in 2012 after receiving $75 million in financing from the state of Rhode Island two years earlier. Prosecutors announced last month that there would be no charges filed in the case.