Curt Schilling angling for run against Liz Warren?

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UPDATE: Schilling addresses potential Senate run, Rhode Island business failure

BOSTON — Retired Red Sox ace Curt Schilling said Monday he’d “like to be one of the people responsible for getting Elizabeth Warren out of politics” and hinted that it might be himself who toes the proverbial political rubber when Warren’s Senate seat is up for reelection in 2018.

Schilling made his comments during an interview with conservative WRKO talk show host Jeff Kuhner.

“She’s a nightmare,” Schilling said of Warren. “The left’s holding her up as the second coming of Hillary Clinton, which lord knows we don’t need the first one.”

Last week Schilling left a cryptic comment on his Facebook page.

“I’m going to run, soon,” Schilling wrote at the time, but did not specify for which office. Schilling told Kuhner there’s no such thing as the “perfect candidate.”

Kuhner, who described Schilling as an “outspoken, principled conservative,” told the ex-pitcher he thinks Schilling has a “very successful political career in front of you if you want it.”

Schilling said he’s considering a career in politics “simply because I’ve never been somebody who sits around and talks about getting stuff done without trying to help” and added that his preference is to run for office in Massachusetts.

He called Warren a woman who has “clearly and comfortably milked the system to her advantage” and “much like Hillary is going to stand up on the highest surface and talk about people who are being oppressed.”

“We all know that the liberal agenda is to keep poverty-stricken people in poverty because they need to rely on a government full of liberals,” Schilling added.

Kuhner asked Schilling whether he “ultimately” wishes to challenge Warren.

“That is what I’ve thought about,” Schilling said. “Now at the end of the day it comes down to a conversation with the boss — and the boss of my house which is for like most men is my wife, Shonda.”




Schilling said a race against Warren would be “my first pass” and “that would be the target.”
Kuhner later asked Schilling why he thinks he could successfully unseat Warren.

“The problem for me is the bigger the challenge the better,” he said. It’s always been that way. I came to Boston instead of going to New York because in New York it was about winning their 28th World Series and in Boston I had an opportunity to do something that no one had ever seen before.”

Schilling is slated to spend an hour Wednesday in-studio with Kuhner, whose show airs from noon until 3 p.m.

On Tuesday the former major leaguer retweeted this:

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