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Entire State Of Connecticut To Run Against Chris Dodd For Senate Seat

It's not just wrestling moms who want to get in the ring with Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd for his senate seat. A day after WWE matriarch Linda McMahon announced she wanted to compare records with Dodd, Euro Pacific Capital President Peter Schiff decided to add his name to list of people looking to go mano-a-mano with the Beard naysayer and wasted no time making his position clear.

Dodd "represents all that's wrong with Congress,'' Schiff said on the show. He called Dodd a "poster boy for the economic crisis."

Even though Schiff has raised over $1 million for his campaign, the author of "Crash Proof 2.0: How to Profit From the Economic Collapse" already has a plan in place to demonstrate his ability to control unnecessary spending.

Schiff says the fact that the Republican field is crowded is a plus for him. He also predicted he would receive a boost from McMahon's candidacy. "She's going to be able to spend a lot of money criticizing (former U.S. Rep. Rob) Simmons, so I won't have to do it,'' he said. "What sells Linda McMahon sells me.''

Peter Schiff Launches Senate Run [Hartford Courant]