Colorado’s Tancredo to make major announcement |

Colorado’s Tancredo to make major announcement

DENVER, Colorado ” Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo said he will make a “major announcement” Thursday about his long-shot campaign but did not say what it would be.

Tancredo, a congressman representing the southern Denver suburbs, scheduled a news conference in Des Moines, Iowa, where he has been campaigning ahead of the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses.

Tancredo has consistently polled at the back of the seven-person GOP field. He has based his campaign on opposition to illegal immigration, running television ads that link lax border security to terrorist attacks, rape and other crimes.

Tancredo announced in October he wouldn’t seek a sixth term in Congress but hinted he would consider running for the Senate after his presidential bid.

Colorado will have an open Senate seat next year when Republican Wayne Allard retires.

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