'Draft Curt' Twitter account created to boost ex-pitcher's Senate hopes

A Twitter account has been created to encourage ex-Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling to run for the late Sen. Ted Kennedy's (D-Mass.) open seat.

The account and its counterpart website, both entitled "Draft Curt," is among the first online efforts to convince Schilling to enter the special election set for January 19, 2010.

"Draft Curt" made its first tweet about an hour ago:

Curt Schilling for US Senate in Massachusetts or New Hampshire at draftcurt.com

Note that the tweet also pushes Schilling, who is a registered independent who supports Republicans, to run in the Granite State, where GOP Senator Judd Gregg is stepping down after this Congress.

Today, the former Major League hurler said that he will make a decision on whether or not to run "in short order."

Even if the three-time World Series champion chooses to run, he would be considered a long-shot to win. Massachusetts election law would force the ex-Phillie and Diamondback to run as an independent, cutting him off from the state's Republican infrastructure.

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