Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., speaks in Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 12, 2007. (Reuters)
Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo announced Tuesday that he’ll seek the Republican nomination for governor of Colorado, in what’s shaping up to be a crowded GOP primary field.
Tancredo, who failed in previous gubernatorial bids in 2010 and 2014 after serving in Congress from 1999 to 2009, will test his luck for a third time.
However, his entry into an already congested Republican field of eight candidates won’t come without a fight, in what he predicted will be the “ugliest campaign you’ll see.”
“The other side has only one chance of beating me. … And that is to turn me into the biggest devil who ever lived, a racist, a white supremacist, all that junk,” Tancredo told the Denver Post.