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Dan Maes not padding résumé with Jason Bourne tales about police past, spokesman says

The apparently damaging attacks on Republican guv candidate Dan Maes just keep coming. Hot on the heels of a front-page Denver Post story about allegedly catastrophic fundraising difficulties, which prompted Colorado GOP boss Dick Wadhams to call Maes opponent John Hickenlooper the luckiest guy in the world comes a Post report suggesting that Maes either embroidered or made up a story about his past as a Kansas police officer. Spokesman Nate Strauch energetically disagrees.
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