WASHINGTON — Colorado Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo is apparently set to make his presidential run official.
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An official close to the congressman says Tancredo, an outspoken opponent of illegal immigration, will announce his bid for president on Monday.
The official says Tancredo has considered running for more than a year, and has raised more than one million dollars in two months. He will kick off his campaign with an announcement in Iowa, where political caucuses start the presidential nominating season.
Tancredo's office says that he will make a "major announcement" on a Des Moines radio station.
A spokesman says the decision whether to run for president won't affect whether he will run again for his House seat.
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