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Steve King Still Headed To Colorado -- And Will Join Tom Tancredo

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King has stood by his remarks, saying that "I think the American people need to have this debate about what appears to me to be an inclination on the part of the White House and the Justice Department and perhaps others within the administration to break on the side of favoritism with regard to race."

Also, he fired back at Gardner and Northern Colorado Tea Party organizer Lesley Hollywood. "I have spoken with her and Cory Gardner both, and neither one of them disagreed with what I said or the position I have taken," he told the Coloradoan, also adding: "I pointed out to them that I'm coming to Colorado, that's in my schedule and they'll have to figure it out from there."

The Gardner campaign strongly denied that King's statement reflected Gardner's views, and the paper could not immediately reach Lesley Hollywood for comment.

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