The Tea Party has qualified for the ballot in the Nevada Senate race and will field a candidate against Harry Reid, the Las Vegas Sun reports.

If true, this could be good news for Reid, since a Tea Party candidate could split the anti-Reid vote with the official Republican nominee.

Sun columnist Jon Ralston is reporting that the Tea Party has qualified as a third party in Nevada and will have a candidate in the Senate race to battle for the seat held by Majority Leader Harry Reid.

The party has filed a Certificate of Existence but needs to get 1 percent of the electorate to vote for its candidate in November to permanently qualify, according to the report.

Ralston reported that Jon Ashjian will be the Tea Party's U.S. Senate candidate on the November ballot. Ashjian still must declare his candidacy.