- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, one of the highest-profile immigration hawks in the Republican Party, has dropped out of the Colorado governor’s race.

In what the Denver Post called a “surprise move,” the former Republican presidential-primary contender Tuesday announced the end of his third bid to become Colorado’s chief executive.

Mike McAlpine. Mr. Tancredo’s campaign manager, told the Post that, despite Mr. Tancredo’s high profile, he dropped out because of the large GOP field and financial issues.

Tom never wants to be in the position where he would win the primary and not win the general.” Mr, McAlpine said.

Mr. Tancredo’s personal Twitter feed essentially confirmed the decision after Colorado news outlets first reported it. The former lawmaker, who long has been accused of racism by liberal activists over his immigration stance, sent out a taunting tweet, with a couple of typos corrected by The Washington Times.

“Hey Snowflakes. You can come out of your safe spaces!” he tweeted.

He later acknowledged the errors and blamed them on “Trying to type and walk the dog.”

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