Schilling Says He’ll Run Against Warren, if His Wife Says It’s OK
Former Red Sox pitcher has hinted at a Massachusetts run in the past
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling says he needs his wife’s permission before running for the Senate against Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Schilling told Providence, Rhode Island, radio station WPRO on Tuesday that he is ready to run in Massachusetts.
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“I’ve made my decision,” Schilling said, according to Providence CBS affiliate WPRI. “I’m going to run. But — but — I haven’t talked to Shonda, my wife.”
Schilling has been outspoken about his politically conservative views. Earlier this year, he was fired from his job as a baseball analyst for ESPN after writing a Facebook post that implied that allowing transgender people to use bathrooms based on their gender identity would lead to bathroom predators.
He may have also had an indirect impact on the 2010 special Senate election in the Bay State when Schilling endorsed eventual winner Scott Brown, the Republican opponent of the state’s Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley. Coakley responded by calling Schilling “a Yankee fan.”
Schilling was on the radio station to talk about his video game design firm, 38 Studios, which moved from Massachusetts to Rhode Island in 2010 in exchange for $75 million in loan guarantees, before later going bankrupt.