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Curt Schilling eyes Senate run against Elizabeth Warren — if his wife will let him

The former major league pitcher has been hinting at a challenge to Sen. Elizabeth Warren for a couple of months.

Former Red Sox pitcher, failed video game entrepreneur and conservative political commentator Curt Schilling is considering running against Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in 2018. "I've made my decision," he said, according to Ted Nesi of WPRI. "I'm going to run. But — but — I haven't talked to Shonda, my wife. … Ultimately, it's going to come down to how her and I feel this would affect our marriage and our kids." Schilling first floated the notion of challenging Warren during a radio appearance in August.

I would like to be one of the people responsible for getting Elizabeth Warren out of politics. I think she's a nightmare.

Schilling on WRKO in Boston

Schilling, a supporter of Donald Trump, stirred controversy recently when he defended the Republican nominee after a recent video showed Trump apparently remarking that he'd be dating a young girl "in 10 years." Schilling was fired by his previous employer, ESPN, where he served as an analyst, after sharing a Facebook post featuring a man dressed as a woman and commenting that "a man is a man no matter what they call themselves." He shared the post to express his support for laws prohibiting transgender individuals from using the bathroom of their choice. Schilling later said ESPN employed "some of the biggest racists" on air.

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Schilling also fielded phone calls from listeners about a $75 million loan the state of Rhode Island made in 2010 to his video game company, 38 Studios, which went bankrupt in 2012. Schilling asked listeners, "What do you want me to apologize for?" He said his company failed because it didn't raise enough money, not because he did anything malicious or illegal. "I'm sorry it ended the way it did," Schilling said, adding that if he had been governor of Rhode Island, he would not have offered financing to that company.

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Schilling is still warmly remembered by Red Sox fans for undergoing a medical procedure that allowed him to pitch with an injured ankle and blood-stained sock during the American League Championship Series and World Series in 2004, helping the team win its first world series championship since 1918.