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Curt Schilling to challenge Elizabeth Warren: reports

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>> And Senator Elizabeth Warren.>>
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>> Elizabeth Warren the barn storming champion of progressive causes. May have a high profile rival for her Massachusetts Senate seat. Kurt Schilling, the legendary former RedSox pitcher. Fired from ESPN for social media posts mocking transgendered people. Multiple media outlets on Tuesday, reporting that 49 year old Schilling.
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Told a Rhode Island radio station, he's made his decision, he is going to run. Adding, he had yet to tell his wife and kids. Schilling is a six time all-star. His more than 20 year career spanning stints with the Orioles, Astros, Phillies, and Diamondbacks. He's still remembered for pitching through a 2004 playoff game despite a serious ankle injury.
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The RedSox went on to win game seven and then, the World Series. But he's since fallen into controversy. This year ESPN cut back his coverage after he wrote a Facebook post comparing Muslims to Nazis. When he later posted anti-transgender comments, the network fired him. He posted praise for Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, on his personal blog back in May.
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And his repeated hints that he might challenge Warren for the Senate. Even prompting a poll in September and found Warren beating him 47% to 28 in a theoretical race. When the Boston Globe in September asked Warren about Schilling running for her seat. She reportedly laughed out loud telling the paper, quote, he can certainly try.