Bannon met former Rep. Tom Tancredo about running for governor
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Former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) says he met with former Trump White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon about a possible run for Colorado governor in 2018.

Asked by the Denver Post if they discussed Tancredo running, the former lawmaker responded with a winking emoji and wrote "come to think of it, I believe it came up."

"He is here and yes we met," Tancredo said in an email. "Fascinating guy. No idea what else his plans are here or frankly, what brought him here. But you know he is my boss at Breitbart!" 


Tancredo is an opinion writer at right-wing Breitbart News, which Bannon runs.

Tancredo, a hardline anti-immigration advocate, previously ran for governor in 2010 and 2014, as a candidate for the Constitution Party and then the GOP. 

The meeting between the two comes as Bannon is looking to find conservatives to challenge incumbent Republican senators. Earlier this week, Roy Moore, the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, shocked the Republican establishment by defeating incumbent Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeThe biggest political upsets of the decade State 'certificate of need' laws need to go GOP frets over nightmare scenario for Senate primaries MORE in the state's GOP primary runoff.

Bannon and Breitbart strongly backed Moore, a hard-line conservative.

At a rally for Moore, Bannon said that a "day of reckoning is coming" for the GOP establishment, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOvernight Health Care: Trump resists pressure for nationwide stay-at-home order | Trump open to speaking to Biden about virus response | Fauci gets security detail | Outbreak creates emergency in nursing homes McConnell: Pelosi trying to 'jam' Senate on fourth coronavirus relief bill On The Money: House Dems push huge jobs project in wake of coronavirus | Trump leans on businesses in virus response | Lawmakers press IRS to get relief checks to seniors MORE (R-Ky.). 

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) is term-limited and cannot run in 2018.