Curt Schilling Wants to Challenge Elizabeth Warren for Her Senate Seat

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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 16, 2012, file photo, former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, center, is followed by members of the media as he departs the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation headquarters, in Providence, Rhode Island. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday, March 7, 2016, charged Rhode Island's economic development agency and Wells Fargo with defrauding investors in the state's disastrous $75 million deal with 38 Studios, the failed video game company started by the former Red Sox pitcher. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

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After former Red Sox ace Curt Schilling announced his plans to seek the highest office in the land, we’re now learning more about his strategy on the way to the White House.

It looks like the retired athlete, Trump endorser and conservative call-it-like-he-sees-it kind of guy believes he has what it takes to challenge Elizabeth Warren, the rock star of the American Left, in 2018 for her seat in the U.S. Senate. He said as much in an interview with AM radio station WRKO yesterday.

“I would like to be one of the people responsible for getting Elizabeth Warren out of politics,” said Schilling, according to the Boston Globe’s write-up of this latest totally reasonable utterance from the athlete, who in retirement has become a conservative commentator with a flamboyant social media presence. “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.”

This would be the first step in Schilling’s master plan to seek the highest office in the land, which he announced in a response to a commenter on Facebook last week.

“State office first, white house in 8 years :)” he wrote at the time, “or 4 if by some amazing illegal event this country elects another clinton.”

He’s had a lot more time to think about such things of late.

It would be a David-and-Goliath-status showdown, as Warren is a progressive icon in a deeply blue state with a deep well of support among progressives around the country, with a particular flair for fighting fire with fire on social media. The Herald’s Hillary Chabot would certainly love to see it, calling it in her column today a “duel for the ages.”

Maybe so.

But Schilling, a family man first and foremost, says he won’t run unless he gets the OK at home.

“At the end of the day, it comes down to a conversation with the boss. And the boss of my house, like most men, is my wife, Shonda,” he says. “If my family wasn’t comfortable and OK with it, then it would never happen. But it’s certainly something, if I was going to run, my first path, that would be the target.”

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