McMahon opponent qualifies for Connecticut Senate primary

Economist and author Peter Schiff has qualified to be on the ballot against former WWE CEO Linda McMahon in Connecticut's Republican Senate primary.
 
Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz confirmed Monday that Schiff earned a position after gathering more than the required 8,268 signatures.
 
"I look forward to waging a competitive campaign and defeating Linda McMahon August 10th," Schiff said in a statement. "I am confident as voters learn more about me, they will like what they see and hear."
 
A Tea Party favorite, Schiff did not win enough delegates at the Republican State Convention to qualify and therefore had to gather signatures.
 
Former Rep. Rob Simmons (R-Conn.) is also running against McMahon. He qualified for the ballot at the convention, but has since suspended his campaign. He does, however, plan to remain on August's ballot.

McMahon is the favorite to win the nomination and has invested millions of her own money into the race.