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Pending Wife’s Approval, Curt Schilling Says He’ll Run For Senate

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Juliegrace Brufke Capitol Hill Reporter
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Former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling confirmed Tuesday he plans to take on Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the 2018 Massachusetts Senate race.

Schilling, a vocal Republican, said he’s set on running but has to consult with his family on the decision, during an interview with Rhode Island radio station WRPO.

“I’ve made my decision, I’m going to run,” he said. “But I haven’t talked to Shonda, my wife. And ultimately it’s going to come down to how her and I feel this would affect our marriage and our kids.”

The avid Republican nominee Donald Trump supporter has hinted at his political ambitions in the past, expressing his concern over Warren’s liberal policies.

According to a Sept. 30 poll conducted by WBZ-TV/WBZ NewsRadio/UMass Amherst poll, Schilling would have a difficult time defeating the progressive incumbent.

Out of the 700 likely voters, he trailed Warren by a 19-point margin in the Bay State.

Massachusetts has traditionally been a Democratic stronghold with a few exceptions in recent history. Warren defeated former Republican Sen. Scott Brown in 2012, who won his seat in a special election in 2010.

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