Former Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling is considering a foray into politics.
Schilling opened speculation about his political future after an interview Sunday with Armed American Radio’s Mark Walters.
“I haven’t said anything publicly, but I’m considering going back to Arizona and running for a congressional seat, one of the blue ones,” he said Sunday. “It’s something that my wife and I have talked about, and she’s now becoming more and more pumped at the potential. Obviously, we’re still quite a few discussions away, but yeah, it’s something we’re absolutely considering.”
Looks like he has the President’s support, after the jump:
Curt Schilling, a great pitcher and patriot, is considering a run for Congress in Arizona. Terrific! @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2019
Schilling played for the Phils from 1992 to 2000, then went on to win three World Series titles with the Diamondbacks and Red Sox. He was fired by ESPN in 2016 for a Facebook post written about North Carolina’s transgender restroom law. He also argues on Twitter with 97.5 the Fanatic radio host Mike Missanelli, which we’ve chronicled in the past.
Schilling, if he does run and win, would not be the first ex-Philly athlete to hold a congressional seat. Jon Runyan represented New Jersey’s 3rd District from 2011 to 2015 then decided not to seek reelection, basically declaring Congress a joke and peacing out instead.