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Former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Curt Schilling considering run for U.S. Senate

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Posted at 12:44 PM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 15:44:55-04

Former Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has not been one to hold back on his political views. It even cost him his job at ESPN in May.

But on Monday, Schilling said he might throw his hat in for another job: United States Senator.

In an interview with WRKO in Boston, Schilling, who helped lead the D-backs to the 2001 World Series championship, said he may challenge Democratic Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren in her 2018 reelection bid.

"I thought about it, and one of the things I would like to do is be one of the people responsible for getting Elizabeth Warren out of politics," said Schilling, who supports Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

"I think she's a nightmare and I think that the Left is holding her up as the second coming of Hillary Clinton, but Lord knows we don't even need the first one."

The 49-year-old Schilling has lived in Massachusetts since the D-backs traded him to the Red Sox in 2003. He tweets and writes about politics often, including on his own Web site.