Tancredo announces retirement, regrets being known only for hating immigration.

Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) is retiring, “maybe to run for Colorado governor in two years, maybe to join a right-leaning think tank.” “I just didn’t feel that there was anything left I could do in the House,” he said. The AP notes that Tancredo seems worried that he’ll be remembered only for blasting illegal immigration. Citing his desire for increased domestic exploration for fossil fuels, Tancredo said, “There are a lot of issues beyond immigration that I want to deal with.”