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Tom Tancredo on Dan Maes meeting and dodging attacks as a "racist, Nazi bastard"

Whether you love Tom Tancredo or loathe him, there's no denying that he's a highly unusual politician. Whereas many of his peers always seem to be speaking from a heavily lawyered script, he talks off the cuff with a lack of self-consciousness that's startling and refreshing. He exhibited that quality this morning when discussing his recent meeting with embattled Republican rival Dan Maes and Democratic attack ads he's thus far avoided, but which he expects would attempt to brand him a "racist, Nazi bastard."
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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