Rep. Tom Tancredo (R), longtime friend of Taiwan and its affairs, will not seek a sixth term:

Another House Republican is retiring.

A spokesman for Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo has confirmed he will not seek a sixth term.

Tancredo is running for the Republican presidential nomination, but the spokesman says the decision not to seek re-election is separate from that effort.

Tancredo has worked with Taiwan supporters in the US for a long time, so from that perspective, it is a great loss. From any perspective of a more positive future for my nation, however, this is a step forward….