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Monday, June 04, 2007

Back roads to the White House: 2010: Tancredo's fallback?

Excerpted from this post at Back roads to the White House
The first head-to-head debate in Colorado's 2010 U.S. Senate race will have to wait. For a time on Friday, it looked as if Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Denver, and Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Littleton, were destined to square off on a nationally-televised, Sunday morning talk show. But alas, Salazar will be on CBS News' "Face the Nation" broadcast and Tancredo will not. Before the joint appearance fell through, the thought of a head-to-head appearance made Tancredo and his staff enthusiastic to say the least. ... Yes, Tancredo currently is making a long-shot run for president. But there's at least a slim chance he won't win. A future run for the U.S. Senate appears to be his back-up plan. [Tancredo spokesman] Espinosa describes a Tancredo-Salazar contest as the congressman's dream match-up. ... Tancredo has long expressed an interest in a U.S. Senate seat -- even before he began his decidedly uphill march for the 2008 Republican nomination. But wait. How could Tancredo run for the Senate if he's living in the White House in 2010? "He'll do what's best for Colorado," Espinosa said, laughing. "If that's what it is, that's what it is."

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