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GOP gubernatorial candidate Maes backs off claims of undercover police work

Tim Hoover
The Denver Post
Dan Maes is congratulated by supporters after delegates decided that he and Scott McInnis will face each other in an August runoff election to determine who will run on the Republican ticket for Colorado's governorship at the Colorado Republican State Assembly in Loveland, Colo., on Saturday, May 22, 2010. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Republican gubernatorial nominee Dan Maes on Tuesday backed away from a claim that, as a police officer 25 years ago, he worked “undercover” with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

Maes previously said he was fired as a police officer in Liberal, Kan., after working undercover with the KBI in a gambling and drug probe.

A statement he wrote on his campaign website that was later removed said: “At one point in my 2 years there I was place (sic) undercover by the Kansas Bureau of Investigations (sic) to gather information inside a bookmaking ring that was also allegedly selling drugs. I got too close to some significant people in the community who were involved in these activities and abruptly was dismissed from my position.



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