STRATHAM, N.H. (NEWS CENTER) — Several politicians and celebrities are making the rounds in the three weeks before Election Day to draw crowds of support for their candidate of choice.
Former Democratic U.S. Senator George Mitchell was in Maine Tuesday urging support for Hillary Clinton.
In New Hampshire, something a bit more unexpected — former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling made campaign stops to rally support for Donald Trump.
He may be known for throwing from the mound in the majors, but Tuesday night, Schilling was pitching something very different in Stratham, New Hampshire: his support for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.
“I don't like to sit on the sideline,” Schilling told NEWS CENTER. “I don't like people that do that as well. I don't like people that talk and don't do stuff. I'm seeing a lot of people in elected office who talk a lot and do nothing.”
Schilling spoke to three different crowds of supporters around New Hampshire.
He admitted that he wasn't a political expert, but said that politics have become his passion, so much so that he even said he's considering running for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts against current Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren.
That is, if his family gives him the OK.
“I'm considering,” he said. “It's something that in mind, I've kind of made up that with my family's okay, I'll do it. It can't be a timid, tepid step in, it's all or nothing. If I don't have complete buy-in from my family, then it's not something that will happen.”
He was adamant in his support for Trump. When asked about recent sexual assault allegations and what Trump calls "locker room talk,” Schilling said, “He's done some things and said some things that are clearly not what you want from a Commander in Chief. But I know that it cannot be her. I don't think there's any scenario where her being in the White House is good for this country.”
The "her" is Hillary Clinton.
The entire Trump-supporting crowd was riled up when Schilling explained multiple reasons for why he thinks Hillary Clinton is in the running, despite what he calls her "criminal past."
The first reason from Schilling was the alleged media bias — also a common argument of Donald Trump’s. He said that the media leans left and doesn't do the impartial reporting that it used to.
“Now we are at an open, 'we don't care what you think, here's what we're going to tell you,' and I think we are being played as stupid,” he said.
The other group he called out? Millennials. Not all of them, but, “I'm talking about the people who are going to sit on their couch, get on Twitter and get on Facebook and bitch and moan about the things that are going on, and never get off their couch.”
Trump supporters at the event said that even though Schilling may not be a political expert, it was nice to have a celebrity on their side.
“There are so many celebrities on the left supporting the Hillary Clinton campaign,” North Hampton resident Cathi Remington said. “We want to show that there are people who were raised conservative and care about our country.”
Many people ended up taking signs and stickers, and even signing up to volunteer for the New Hampshire Trump campaign by the end of the night.