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Romney doubles down on tax returns: Dems will 'pick through, distort and lie'

Mitt Romney continues to stand firm against calls for him to release additional personal income tax returns. He said Tuesday, "I am simply not enthusiastic about giving them hundreds or thousands of more pages to pick through, distort and lie about."

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Romney: Dems would 'distort' tax returns

Mitt Romney continued to stress Tuesday that he has no interest in releasing more tax returns, saying it would provide "hundreds of pages" for opponents to "distort" and turn into attacks against his candidacy.

"In the political environment that exists today, the opposition research of the Obama campaign is looking for anything they can use to distract from the failure of the president to reignite our economy," Romney said in an interview with conservative news outlet National Review Online.

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  1. Kevin A. Lewis

    No distortion necessary-this guy just has a solid half-decade or more of 7 figure income that he didn't pay a Devil's dime in taxes on...All perfectly legal, thanks to the 1%ers in Congress over the past 30 years-there's a reason why John McCain picked Sarah Palin instead of Mitt as a running mate in '08....

    July 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Reply

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