No Curt Schilling In MA?

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has said he's considering a run at the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat in Massachusetts, but it might not be possible, Politico reports: Schilling, a big GOP supporter who campaigned for McCain in 2008, is registered as an independent and thus wouldn't be able to run on the GOP ticket, as it's too close to the candidate filing deadline for him to switch under Massachusetts election law.

That doesn't mean it's completely impossible: there's no doubt Schilling is conservative enough to satisfy the GOP's tastes, and the party machinery could back him in the election even if he's not on the GOP ticket. Sox fans like Schilling, but he's more conservative than the average Massachusetts resident. Plus, he was better as a Diamondback anyway.