Schilling Considers Running for Senate Seat


September 2, 2009

On the mound, Curt Schilling established himself as a pitcher who could win the big game in October. Now with his baseball career over, Schilling is looking to try to win the big election in January.

Schilling told NECN's Brad Puffer on Wednesday that he has considered running for the open seat left vacant by Senator Ted Kennedy. Governor Deval Patrick set Jan. 19 as the date for the state's first-ever special election.

The former Red Sox pitcher supported President George W. Bush in the 2004 election, and he campaigned for Senator John McCain in the 2008 presidential race. If he does decide to run, he will likely run as a Republican.

Others reported to be interested in the seat include former U.S. Representative Joseph P. Kennedy II and possibly another family member, Attorney General Martha Coakley, U.S. Representatives Michael Capuano and Stephen Lynch, former lieutenant governor Kerry Healey, U.S. Representative Edward Markey and former acting governor Jane Swift.

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