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Campaign 2012 / Obama vs. Romney / Tax Returns #1026597

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The pressure from fellow Republicans on presidential candidate Mitt Romney to release more tax returns noted. [Texas Governor Rick PERRY – says you should be as transparent as you can be with your tax returns.]

(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The issue of tax returns in the presidential election examined; ad from President Obama’s campaign shown; figures from Romney’s 2010 return cited; details given about how other presidential candidates addressed the issue. [In January, then-candidate Newt GINGRICH – says the idea that you could run for president and not release your taxes is an absurdity.] [Senator Richard LUGAR – says it would be prudent for Romney to release more.] [Senator John McCAIN – says the Obama campaign wants to create a distraction.] [Now, GINGRICH – supports Romney’s decision to release 2 years.] Romney’s father’s release of 12 years of tax returns noted.

Pelley, Scott;
Cordes, Nancy

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