Curt Schilling might run for Congress. Trump approves

Ruben Hill
August 14, 2019

After rumblings that former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Curt Schilling was considering a run for Congress, President Trump has weighed in. "Terrific!" reads a Tuesday morning tweet by President Donald Trump.

Schilling now is a resident of MA but confirmed to the paper he would move back to Arizona to run for office, if he decides to do so. In 2016 and 2017, he expressed interest in running to unseat Democratic Sen. Schilling said in 2016 that he planned to mount a 2018 Senate campaign against Senator Elizabeth Warren, but he never appeared on the ballot.

A longtime Republican and Trump supporter, Schilling has repeatedly floated the idea of running for a Senate seat in MA, first in 2009 after the death of Sen.

He endorsed Trump in 2016 and has vehemently defended the Trump administration as a commentator for the conservative media outlet Blaze TV.

"It's something that my wife and I have talked about, and she's now becoming more and more pumped at the potential", he said in an interview this past weekend with Armed American Radio, referring to his potential congressional campaign in Arizona.

Schilling has lived in Medfield since retiring from baseball in 2009 and reportedly still considers himself a MA resident, but told the paper that "state is not the state I grew up in".

"It's something that my wife and I have talked about, and she's now becoming more and more pumped at the potential", the three-time World Series victor said. "Obviously, we're still quite a few discussions away, but yeah, it's something we're absolutely considering", said Schilling. He also hinted that he would be running for one of the congressional seats now held by a Democrat. Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rates the 2020 races for the 1st and 2nd District Likely Democratic and the races for the 3rd, 7th, and 9th Districts Solid Democratic.

Curt Schilling made his mark in Arizona by helping the Diamondbacks win their first World Series in franchise history.

Since retiring after the 2007 season, Schilling has been at the front of several controversies - including his high-profile firing from his job as an ESPN baseball analyst over a Facebook post about transgender people, and his suspension in 2015 for comparing Muslims to Nazis.

"I wasn't fired for speaking my mind".

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