Elizabeth Warren has become the darling of the far-left Democratic base.
They are clamoring for her to run for President in 2020.
But she has one giant problem.
Elizabeth Warren is up for re-election in 2018.
Running as a far-left radical in far-left Massachusetts, she should be a shoe-in for re-election as a pit stop on her way to running for President in 2020.
But reality has a funny way of intruding on plans.
A brand new poll shows she is vulnerable to defeat.
“Sen. Elizabeth Warren may not have an easy path to reelection in 2018.
A poll released Monday shows that 46 percent of Massachusetts voters think it’s time for someone else to have a shot at the Senate.
“It’s not a great place to start for her, but she still would be the favorite at this point,” said MassINC Polling Group President Steve Koczela, who conducted the poll with public radio station WBUR.
Fifty-one percent of the poll’s respondents approved of the first-term Democrat, while 37 disapproved.
While it’s still early to handicap the 2018 race, a relatively underwhelming field of potential Democratic primary challengers and Republican opponents means that while there is an opening to upset Warren, it is narrow.”
Who would step up to take on Warren?
One possibility is former Red Sox ace Curt Schilling.
Schilling famously helped the Red Sox break the Curse of the Bambino in 2004 by fronting the Red Sox rotation on the way to winning their first World Series victory in 86 years.
And he has announced his interest in the race.
Curt Schilling on 2018 US Senate bid vs E Warren: "I've made my decision. I'm going to run. But – but – I haven't talked to Shonda, my wife"
— Ted Nesi (@TedNesi) October 18, 2016
Will Schilling ultimately take the plunge?
While many believe Massachusetts is inhospitable territory for Republicans recent statewide races have shown it is possible for GOP candidates to achieve victory.
Charlie Baker won the governor’s race in 2010 and now holds a higher approval rating than Warren.
And in 2010, Scott Brown famously broke the Democrats filibuster-proof majority by winning the special election to fill Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat.
Brown campaigned as a populist man of the people and in the era of Trump, his win could provide a roadmap for Schilling to topple Warren.