Unable to say how many signatures his campaign collected and despite a complaint, Peter Schiff remained confident Tuesday that he gathered enough to challenge former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate.
Schiff said he was aware of the complaint filed against his campaign. He said it’s obvious the person who filed the complaint “is not a fan of mine.” Regardless of the complaint, which could cost him some signatures, Schiff believes he has enough signatures to get on the Aug. 10 primary ballot.
Schiff estimates that the campaign collected 12,000 signatures, which is about 3,700 more than it needs to get on the primary ballot. He said he doesn’t know exactly how many the campaign has collected because some of them were gathered by the Lincoln Strategy Group, a firm with offices in Arizona and New Mexico, that Schiff hired to help with the collection drive.
“It’s like the state designed the system to fail,” Schiff said. “Despite all the obstacles put in my path we have enough.”
Schiff who has been in the race as long as McMahon said he had a lot of support at the convention and has collected donations from 20,000 people.
“I’ll debate her every day if she’d do it,” Schiff said. He said he would agree to Lincoln-Douglas style debates with no moderators. He said he wouldn’t even bring up wrestling.