FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                  
Tuesday, January 16, 2007   


(Washington, DC) - Representative Tom Tancredo (R-CO) today announced the formation of his presidential exploratory committee.

After receiving an overwhelming level of encouragement and support from grassroots Republican activists throughout the state of Iowa, Tancredo has decided to take the next step and form an exploratory committee.

"I have met with Iowans from all walks of life this weekend, and the one thing I heard over and over is that they don’t believe the other contenders care about the same things that they do,” said Tancredo, Chairman of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus.  “They believe that there is a void in this race that none of the other candidates are willing or able to fill.”

The decision came after traveling to Des Moines and Council Bluffs, Iowa as part of his book signing tour promoting his book, "In Mortal Danger."  Tancredo met with activists to gauge support for a potential run at the White House between stops.

“I plan to file paperwork this week to form a Presidential Exploratory Committee,” said Tancredo

“Too many people believe that their leaders in Washington have forgotten them,” concluded Tancredo.  “I want to make sure that their voices are heard in the upcoming election.”

Please visit the Congressman’s presidential exploratory website at:

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