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Ex-MLB Pitcher Curt Schilling to Challenge Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Schilling said in a radio interview that he's considering challenging Warren in 2018

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    Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling said in an interview with WRKO Radio, that he's considering challenging Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in 2018, who will be up for re-election. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016)

    Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling makes no secret of his conservative political views or his desire to run for office. In an interview with WRKO Radio, Schilling said he's now considering challenging Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in 2018, when she will be up for re-election.

    "I think 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 and I think that the left is holding her up as the second coming of Hillary Clinton, which Lord knows we don't even need the first one."

    Democratic political consultant Kevin Franck said the race would "get a lot of publicity."

    But, Franck says that while it would be an interesting and nationally watched race, Schilling would have little chance of winning.

    "He's out of step with the Massachusetts electorate on key issues like gun safety, LGBT rights, he headed a business that went down in flames and cost the taxpayers of Rhode Island a lot of money," said Franck. "That's an issue that's right in Elizabeth Warren's wheelhouse."

    Franck is referring to Schilling's 38 Studios video game company that went bankrupt in 2012 after receiving $75 million in Rhode Island state financing.

    Voter Sheila Hopkins recalls Schilling's bankruptcy.

    "Curt Schilling, the one that nearly bankrupted in Rhode Island? Is that the same Curt Schilling?" Hopkins said.

    Schilling would also be up against Warren's die-hard Massachusetts fan base, which includes Angela DePace of Jamaica Plain.

    "I love Elizabeth Warren, I would support her until the ends of the earth," DePace said.

    Which is not to say that Schilling doesn't have a healthy sized fan club of his own. It's just more geared toward baseball.

    "Great pitcher, helped us get that World Series, the bloody sock," said Ken Coleman of Brookline. "But I would vote for Elizabeth Warren."