Curt Schilling Wants to Run for President in 2024
Curt Schilling has three World Series rings, was twice named Sports Illustrated‘s “Sportsman of the Year,” and once auctioned off his dirty laundry for nearly $100,000. Now, the former Red Sox ace has his sights set on the presidency—a little later.
In a Facebook post Sunday, Schilling said he intends to run for public office in the near future. “State office first, white house in 8 years :)” he wrote, “or 4 if by some amazing illegal event this country elects another clinton.”
Schilling, who describes himself on his Facebook page as a “conservative pro life pro 2nd amendment American who wants to help those that cannot help themselves,” has previously supported Gov. Charlie Baker and former Sen. Scott Brown, both Republicans.
Schilling’s political stances have been a source of near-constant controversy on social media, ultimately costing the future Hall of Famer his broadcasting job at ESPN. Medfield—Schilling’s residence, according to Facebook—is currently represented by Reps. Denise Garlick, a Democrat, and Shawn Dooley, a Republican, as well as Sen. James Timilty, another Democrat.
If all goes according to schedule, Schilling will face a tight race against presumed 2024 Democratic nominee Kanye West, seeking reelection.