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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Back Roads to the White House: Brownback and Tancredo sniping intensifies

Excerpted from this post at Back Roads to the White House

The spat between Sen. Sam Brownback and Rep. Tom Tancredo kicked up a
notch on Monday morning, with both sides firing new "distortion"
charges at one another. It's a fight taking place on the second tier
of the Republican presidential contest, where Brownback and Tancredo
are among a group of candidates hoping to gain traction before the
Aug. 11 Ames Straw Poll in Iowa -- a symbolic test of candidate
support that's expected to winnow what's now a crowded GOP field. The
recap in a nutshell: Tancredo has long questioned Brownback's
commitment to fighting illegal immigration because of his past
co-sponsorship of comprehensive immigration reform that Tancredo
equates to "amnesty." Brownback fired back earlier this month,
demanding that Tancredo return campaign contributions he has received
from John Tanton, "the founder of a major Planned Parenthood network
in Michigan."

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