For better or worse, Curt Schilling's political opinions have been a mainstay of the 2016 election. Now it looks as if they will continue after November, at least through the 2018 midterms. The former Boston Red Sox pitcher, who was fired from ESPN earlier this year for sharing a transphobic meme online, has announced he will indeed run for the U.S. Senate in two years. He will aim to take down Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren, who has held the job since 2013.
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Over the course of the election, Schilling has become something of an internet folk hero among Donald Trump's base. He feels that Hillary Clinton should not only be in jail but she should be buried under one, and throughout the election he has shared meme after meme decrying Clinton, Barack Obama and the liberal agenda, in general. Many of them have been offensive, such as the one that caused ESPN to relieve him of his duties as an on-screen analyst. Schilling has made his presence felt outside of the confines of Facebook in recent weeks. During the second presidential debate, he tweeted, “There is NO GUNSHOW POOPHOLE you idiot! Stop making shit up! Lying her ass off.” The amusing typo made its way around the internet, of course, as did Schilling's subsequent comments regarding Trump's sexualizing of underage girls. After a video leaked of Trump saying in 1992 that he was “gonna be dating her in 10 years,” in reference to a preteen girl, Schilling smugly defended the GOP nominee's comments on Fox Business. “The conversation you're having about the things he said about the 10-year-old girl, to me, is at the very heart of why this is a problem,” Schilling said. “How many times—and I have three boys and a daughter—how many times have you looked at a young man and said, 'Wow, is he going to be, he's a beautiful young man. Wow, he's a gorgeous young man,' and that man was 12, 13, 14, 15?” Schilli…