Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-CO
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Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-CO, (center) seen here speaking during an April 2006 press conference on immigration reform, plans to launch a presidential exploratory committee this week.
updated 1/16/2007 3:37:45 PM ET 2007-01-16T20:37:45

There's another possible GOP contender for the White House.

Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo is known for his opposition to abortion and illegal immigration. A campaign spokesman says he will push various conservative themes, to counter more moderate Republican candidates.

Tancredo will form a presidential exploratory committee this week, but won't be giving up his House seat. He joins a G-O-P field of potential 2008 candidates including Senator John McCain and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

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