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Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) may be forced to play hardball this election cycle as former Boston Red Sox pitcher and outspoken conservative Curt Schilling announced his plans to run against Warren in the 2018 U.S. Senate race.

“I’ve made my decision. I’m going to run,” Schilling said on Rhode Island radio station WPRO. “But I haven’t talked to Shonda, my wife. And ultimately it’s going to come down to how her and I feel this would affect our marriage and our kids.”

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Schilling, who is a supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, has run into his fair share of controversy as a result of his far right conservative views. He was fired from ESPN back in April after he posted a meme mocking transgender people, and he drew the sport network’s ire back in 2015 for publishing anti-Muslim Facebook posts.

Schilling has also been a staunch critic of Hillary Clinton, particularly over her use of a private email server.

“If I’m going to believe, and I don’t have any reason not to believe, that she gave classified information on hundreds if not thousands of emails on a public server after what happened to Gen. Petraeus, she should be buried under a jail somewhere,” Schilling said on a Kansas City radio show back in March. “If she’s allowed to get to the general election before she’s in prison, I’ll be stunned, and I’ll be upset.”

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(h/t Politico)

Richard Thompson is an associate editor at Rare. Follow him on Twitter @RThompson_91 

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