Well it appears that tax returns are becoming a focal point of electing the next governor of Florida. Former Governor Charlie Crist just unloaded 10 years of tax returns and is promising to provide another 10 years.
Now, of course, Crist is demanding that incumbent Governor Rick Scott do the same thing. A few days ago, Scott began demanding that Crist reveal the tax returns of his wife, Carole. Crist said - "no."
Scott has released tax returns for three years, including his wife's returns.
Fascinating little squabble but not exactly the kind of thing Florida voters are expressing deep concern about. This is all about trying to make the other guy look shifty.
Here's the Crist press release:
Crist Releases Ten More Years of Tax Returns – And Ten More Years Are Coming
St. Petersburg, Fla.– Charlie Crist, the People’s Governor, today is releasing an additional 10 years of tax returns, stretching back to 2001. In the coming days he will release returns going back to 1991 - before he even joined the Florida State Senate, before Rick Scott even lived in Florida, and before Scott was forced to plead the fifth 75 times to avoid self-incrimination. If he can find more from before 1991, he will release those too.
“Charlie is giving Florida families an unprecedented look into his life because they deserve to know their Governor is looking out for them. He’s calling on Rick Scott to release his returns going back 20 years as well,” said Crist campaign manager Omar Khan. “Given that Rick Scott hides his assets and has dodged personal accountability his entire career, we suspect he will hide his taxes, just as he has hidden all of the depositions from his days as a corporate raider."