Tancredo For Senate
Instead of president, if current Colorado Senator Wayne Allard does not run for reelection in 2008 (text and video):
Washington - Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo will run for the U.S. Senate in 2008 if Republican Sen. Wayne Allard does not seek re-election, the Littleton Republican said Wednesday.He could face Gov. Bill Owens in a primary race, and Rep. Mark Udall in the general election, where his single issue mentality could face wome withering criticism and opposition.
Known nationally for his unyielding stance on illegal immigration, Tancredo said he'd have more power to push that cause in the Senate, "where one person can be a lot more effective on an issue than one person in the House."
Tancredo confirmed his interest in the Senate to The Denver Post after he made a similar acknowledgment in a taped television interview.
When KBDI-Channel 12 interviewer Aaron Harber asked him, "If Wayne Allard were to not run for re-election, would you run for the Senate?" Tancredo replied, "Yeah, sure."