04/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Jane Norton Scrambles To Quash Right Wing Criticism: 'I Do Not Support Amnesty'

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jane Norton is defending herself over remarks on immigration after a former Colorado congressman in her own party lashed out at her.

Tom Tancredo blasted Norton for remarks she made last week before a Colorado Restaurant Association Political Action Committee that he perceived to be "pro-amnesty rhetoric." Norton said the country needs a "workable immigration system."

Tancredo immediately sent out a news release calling the comment "code word" for amnesty legislation.

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