“After back-to-back losses in 2010 and 2014, immigration hardliner and former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) plans to try again in 2018 to become Colorado’s next governor — a move spurred in part by his anger at Republicans for not protesting when a Colorado Springs resort canceled a white nationalist conference where he was supposed to speak,” the Denver Post reports.
Tom Tancredo said that he “sat down with former White House strategist Stephen Bannon and hinted that the two hard-right agitators discussed the possibility of Tancredo running for Colorado governor next year,” the Denver Post reports.
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) “picked an unusual fight Monday: he wants another Republican to challenge him in next year’s primary election,” 9News reports.
“Not just any Republican. Coffman wants to do battle with Tom Tancredo (R) — the firebrand conservative former congressman who used to occupy Coffman’s seat in the House of Representatives.”
Said Coffman: “Come after me. We could define what the Republican party is for a generation to come.”
Former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) told the Denver Post he’s a big supporter of Donald Trump but said the billionaire presidential candidate “needs to be a little bit more artful” when talking about the problems of illegal immigration.
Said Tancredo: “He should take lessons from me on how to talk to the press. For a small fee — no, actually for a very large fee — I will help him out. You’ve got to learn how to talk about it, which takes years of practice, which God knows I’ve had.”