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September 3, 2009
Wild card in Massachusetts
Curt Schilling, former Red Sox hero, mulls a run as GOP candidate for open Senate seat in Massachusetts. The Red Sox are fighting for a wild card berth, and Schilling would be the ultimate wild card candidate.
Mr. Schilling, an at-times outspoken conservative who campaigned for both George W. Bush and Senator John McCain in recent presidential elections, wrote on his blog that "I do have some interest in the possibility," while also saying that his family and his video game company, 38 Studios, were priorities. "To get to there from where I am today, many many things would have to align themselves for that to truly happen," added Mr. Schilling, who won his first World Series with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001. "I am not going to comment further on the matter since at this point it would be speculation on top of speculation." There was talk of Mike Ditka running for Senator in Illinois in 2004, as I wrote about at the time. Had Ditka run, he conceivably could have defeated the Demcrat candidate, the relatively unknown state senator Barack Obama.