VIDEO/POLL: Fields Demands Ellison Release Tax Forms
Patch wants to know how valuable you think voluntary release of tax returns is in an election.
Critics of Mitt Romney have pressed the presidential candidate to release more of his tax forms than the two years required by law. But at a Minnesota Public Radio State Fair debate Wednesday, the Republican challenger for the 5th District seat in the U.S. House turned the question around on liberal critics: Why won’t Democratic incumbent Keith Ellison release his own forms?
“My opponent is not in a position to be someone to talk about campaign finance reform when he’s raised and spent over $1.7 million in this campaign alone—outspent us by over 20 to 1,” Chris Fields said. “So when you start to look at it, he looks more like the 1 percent than any of us.”
Ellison indicated that he’d have no problem releasing his tax forms—a notion that Fields quickly jumped on.
But Patch wants to know how valuable you think the voluntary release of tax returns is. Does the extra information shed light on a candidate that affects how you vote? Are opposing campaigns just digging for dirt? Vote in the poll and then tell us what you think in the comments below.