Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling mulling 2024 presidential bid
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Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, an outspoken conservative, says he plans to run for president several cycles from now.

 “I am going to run, soon,” Schilling wrote in a Facebook post, explaining that he'll run for a state office in Massachusetts first, and then launch a presidential bid in eight years -- “or four [years], if by some amazing illegal event this country elects another Clinton."

Schilling, who has publicly criticized President Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father MORE, made the statement in the comments of one of his posts about the state of politics in the U.S. 

Schilling endorsed Republican nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE in May.

He was fired from ESPN earlier this year after posting an image on his Facebook page that was disparaging to transgender people.