Tancredo has decided not to run for a sixth Congressional term.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Rep. Tom Tancredo plans to retire from the House at the end of his term but will continue with his bid for the GOP presidential nomination, his office said Monday.
The story was first reported by the Rocky Mountain News, which said the 61-year-old Coloradan informed his staff Sunday night in a letter in which he said he feels he has accomplished what he had hoped to accomplish by raising immigration as an issue.
He added that he wants to spend time with his five grandchildren.
Tancredo, who was elected to Congress in 1998, was campaigning Monday in Iowa.