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UPDATE, (09/03/09): Schilling is a registered Independent, and if he threw his name in the hat for the Senate seat, he would have to run with that party despite his affiliation to the Republican party. He apparently needs to switch parties 90 days before a filing deadline…
Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is reportedly considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy. Schilling would probably run as a Republican, as the pitcher supported President George W. Bush in 2004 and campaigned for Sen. John McCain in 2008.
“I’m not going to divulge the discussions, but I’ve been contacted by people whose opinion I give credence to and listen to, and I listened,” Schilling said.
…”I do have some interest in the possibility,” Schilling wrote on his blog. “That being said to get to there, from where I am today, many many things would have to align themselves for that to truly happen. I am not going to comment further on the matter since at this point it would be speculation on top of speculation.”
So there you have it. Schilling is joining a growing list of local politicians, including Attorney General Martha Coakley, U.S. Representatives Michael Capuano and Stephen Lynch, former lieutenant governor Kerry Healey, and former Rep. Joe Kennedy, among others.
Would you vote for Curt Schilling if he ran for the vacant Senate seat?
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