Dan Maes's quiet hiring of new campaign manager, defense of Kansas cop firing story

The crazy whirlwind that is Republican nominee Dan Maes's guv run just keeps spinning faster. Below, spokesman Nate Strauch offers his take on four big stories: the hiring of new campaign manager George Culpepper, Maes's explanation for why he was fired as a Kansas cop, a new poll showing Maes trailing rival Tom Tancredo, and Maes's reported lack of money.
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