From NBC's Mark Murray
The AP is reporting that Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., will announce that he's running for president on Monday. A Tancredo spokesman wouldn't confirm that news to us, but did say that the congressman will "make a big announcement on his intentions" on Monday -- at a Des Moines, IA radio station.
If he jumps into the race, Tancredo wouldn't be considered a front-runner for the Republican nomination. But he and his staunch opposition to immigration would certainly influence the GOP race. At least two Republican candidates -- John McCain and Sam Brownback -- support comprehensive immigration reform, something that Tancredo vehemently opposes.