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."

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Schilling, who has publicly criticized President Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton2016 pollsters erred by not weighing education on state level, says political analyst Could President Trump's talk of a 'red wave' cause his supporters to stay home in midterms? Dem group targets Trump in M voter registration campaign: report 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 Trump in May.

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