GOP Draft

Curt Schilling for Senate?

Retired pitcher Curt Schilling led the Boston Red Sox to two World Series titles—could he lead the GOP to a comeback in Massachusetts? In a phone interview with New England Cable News, Schilling, a Republican, said he has been “contacted” by people who want him to run for office, and discussed running for Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat: “As of today, probably not,” but “I’m not going to speculate about it right now.” Schilling expressed disgust for wasteful government spending, calling Boston’s “Big Dig” highway project “the largest, most colossal waste of money in the history of the United States,” but noted that he might not be a good candidate: “I don’t have a really good filter… My first press conference could be my last.”