Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo dropped out of the GOP presidential race today in Des Moines, IA. And he endorsed Mitt Romney.
"For the same reason that I launched the campaign, I must now end it," Tancredo said.
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*** UPDATE *** Per NBC's Ben Weltman, Tancredo trumpeted his ability to stir the pot on immigration. "In fact, according to Newsweek, the Tancredo campaign has already won," he said at the news conference. "And just this month, The Economist, The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, and even the New York Times have grudgingly accredited our campaign with forcing the issue of immigration to the forefront of the debate and more importantly, with forcing every Republican presidential candidate to commit themselves to an immigration plan that calls for securing our borders, enforcing our immigration laws, and even the Democrats are tortured by the fact that a misstatement on the issue."