Curt Schilling says he'll run against Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate
The former major league pitcher has had political aspirations for some time
Curt Schilling, who pitched for parts of 20 seasons in the major leagues and won 216 career games, has announced his intention to run for U.S. Senate against Democrat Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts. Here's what Schilling said on Tuesday:
Curt Schilling on 2018 US Senate bid vs E Warren: "I've made my decision. I'm going to run. But - but - I haven't talked to Shonda, my wife"— Ted Nesi (@TedNesi) October 18, 2016
Schilling, 49, self-identifies as a conservative, and has established himself as a controversial political gadfly since retiring from baseball in 2007. Schilling previously said he would run for president in 2020 or 2024.
As for Warren, 67, she's in her first term in the Senate. In 2012, she defeated Scott Brown with 53.7 percent of the vote and in doing so became the first woman from Massachusetts to serve in the U.S. Senate. Earlier this year, Warren registered a 61 percent approval rating.
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