Former pitcher Schilling weighs run against Sen. Warren
Boston — Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is considering running against Sen. Elizabeth Warren in 2018.
Schilling said in an interview Monday on WRKO-AM that he’s been weighing a campaign against the popular Massachusetts Democrat.
“One of the things I would like to do is be one of the people responsible for getting Elizabeth Warren out of politics,” Schilling said. “I think she’s a nightmare.”
Schilling said he still has to clear the idea with his wife, Shonda.
“If my family wasn’t comfortable and OK with it, it would never happen,” he said.
Schilling, a supporter of Republican Donald Trump, described Warren as “a woman who’s clearly and comfortably milked the system to her advantage” — an apparent reference to Warren’s claims of Native American heritage.
In 2009, Schilling flirted with the idea of running for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Edward Kennedy.
He ultimately endorsed Republican Scott Brown, who won the election, only to lose two years later to Warren.
Schilling, who helped the Red Sox win their first World Series in 86 years in 2004, has experienced business troubles since stepping down from the pitcher’s mound.
Earlier this year Schilling was fired from his job as an ESPN baseball analyst after comments on Facebook critical of transgender rights.
In 2010, Schilling moved his video game company 38 Studios from Massachusetts to Rhode Island in exchange for a $75 million state loan guarantee.
The company failed and Rhode Island is suing Schilling.