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Tom Tancredo
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Candidate for
Governor of Colorado
Elections and appointments
Last electionColorado gubernatorial election, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House, Colorado, District 6
Bachelor'sUniversity of Northern Colorado
Thomas Gerard "Tom" Tancredo (b. December 20, 1945) is a former Republican member of the U.S. House representing the 6th congressional district of Colorado and ran for Governor of Colorado in the 2014 elections.[1]

Tancredo opted to not seek re-election to U.S. House in 2008 but came out of political retirement to mount a third party campaign for the Governor of Colorado in 2010, ultimately losing current Democratic incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper in the November general election.

In the 2010 gubernatorial election, Tancredo decided to run as a Constitution Party candidate after allegations against both of the Republican candidates weakened the GOP's position in the race. His bid led to rifts and even open feuding with former Republican allies who accused him of potentially splitting the vote. After losing the gubernatorial race, Tancredo returned to his old party, re-registering as a Republican.

While in Congress, Tancredo was known for firebrand rhetoric and strong positions on U.S. Immigration policy.


  • University of Northern Colorado (B.A.)



See also: Colorado gubernatorial election, 2014

Tancredo ran for election to the office of Governor of Colorado in 2014. He announced his candidacy on May 21, 2013.

He sought the Republican nomination in the primary election. The general election took place November 4, 2014.[1]

Incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), who defeated Tancredo to win the governorship in 2010, is running for re-election in 2014.


See also: Colorado gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

Tancredo faced Dan Maes (R), Jaimes Brown (L), and John Hickenlooper (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

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