Curt Schilling Considering 2020 Congressional Run in Arizona
ARIZONA — From ESPN as a Major League Baseball analyst to working for Breitbart, Curt Schilling continues to have a diverse post-MLB career.
The former Red Sox pitcher is now apparently considering a new career choice, politics.
Schilling is allegedly considering a run for Congress out of Arizona. President Donald Trump, an ally of Schilling’s, tweeted Tuesday morning that he heard news Schilling was considering a run at a congressional seat in the state.
“Curt Schilling, a great pitcher and patriot, is considering a run for Congress in Arizona. Terrific!” tweeted Trump at 8:16 a.m. Tuesday.
No official statement has been provided by Schilling on whether or not he’ll seek a Congressional seat out of the Grand Canyon State.
Schilling has long had an active political voice that goes back to his playing days. Being an outspoken conservative has been something that’s led to scrutiny of the pitcher from fans in sports markets that have a more left-leaning fan base, such as Boston.
Schilling caught further criticism from left-leaning markets and media outlets following his playing days, like when he was fired from ESPN in 2016 for publicly expressing his conservative political views against the wishes of ESPN management.