Schilling to Run for MA Senate?
Curt Schilling, best known for his bloody-sock pitching heroics, may step up to the plate and run for U.S. Senate.
The retired Red Sox ace said today in a telephone interview with NECN that even though his “plate is full,” he’s been contacted to consider a run for the open seat held by the late Edward M. Kennedy. A Jan. 19 special election has been set by the governor to fill the post.
Schilling, a Republican who stumped for John McCain in the New Hampshire presidential primary last year, said he’s a reluctant possible candidate.
“You’d have to make a decision pretty quickly. Let’s just leave it with that,” Schilling said to NECN.
“I think it’s going to take the right candidate. … There needs to be an enormous amount of house cleaning done,” he added, saying that sentiment would probably cost him deeply.
“My first press conference could be my last,” Schilling said, stressing he sees a lot wrong with politics as usual in the Bay State.
The right-hander said his work with his online gaming company, 38 Studios, is taking up a lot of his time, but anything is possible. He also said a decision to run for the U.S. Senate would need to be backed by his wife, Shonda.
Based on his past media appearances, I think the Schill may be a little too candid for most voters. But maybe that’s just what we need.