Skip to comments.Schiff qualifies for Republican primary for U.S. Senate nomination
Posted on 06/21/2010 8:20:28 AM PDT by speciallybland
U.S. Senate candidate Peter Schiff, a Tea Party favorite known for his gloomy predictions about the U.S. economy, has qualified for the Aug. 10 Republican primary.
Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz said today that Schiff gathered enough petition signatures he needed to challenge the endorsed Republican, former wrestling executive Linda McMahon.
Rob Simmons, who qualified for a primary at the Republican State Convention, has curtailed his campaign, but he said today his name will remain on the ballot as well.
"It doesn't change my thinking at all," Simmons said. "I am remaining on the ballot."
Schiff, 47, the president of Euro Pacific Capital, failed to win significant support that the convention, but immediately launched a petition drive.
Simmons said he had emailed Schiff on Friday wishing him well.
"I wished him good luck. I hope he is successful," Simmons said.
baggage: Irwin Schiff
If the Dem-bulbs want to bring that up, let them.
Schiff NEEDS to be president. HE and Ron Paul are the only ppl who can save us from socialism.