Schiff, Merkle, Torres get on primary ballots

HARTFORD -- Peter Schiff, the Weston financial analyst, will be on the Aug. 10 primary ballot for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination, Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz announced Monday..

During a news conference in the Capitol, she said that local registrars through the state said he gathered more than 8,600 signatures.

Also, Rob Merkle and Rick Torres qualified to run in the 4th Congressional District Republican primary against state Sen Dan Debicella, R-Shelton, the endorsed candidate.

Mark Greenberg also qualified to run a 5th Congressional District primary against Republican state Sen. Sam S.F. Caligiuri of Waterbury.

Schiff obtained about 400 more signatures than needed to reach the threshold of 2 percent of enrolled members of the GOP in the state.