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Romney asked Kennedy to release his tax returns.
The saga continues. In April 1994 Mitt Romney challenged Edward Kennedy to release his federal and state tax returns. His reasoning... What are you hiding? Sound familiar?
From the article
When you are campaigning against a famously rich guy from Massachusetts, especially a Hollywood-handsome type with a winning smile and a family name that's part of the lore of big-time politics, here's a one-two strategy that's sure to make your opponent duck and weasel. And make the ordinary folks cheer.
1. Demand that he make public his income tax returns.
2. When the ducking and weaseling commence, whisper to a reporter that you just don't understand the delay. Because, after all, you know releasing income tax records can't possibly be a problem -- as long as a person has "nothing to hide."
And as you know, that's just how it happened. As the Boston Globe reported, back on April 19, 1994: "With the tax-filing deadline looming, Republican Senate candidate Mitt Romney yesterday challenged Sen. Edward M. Kennedy to disclose his state and federal taxes to prove he has 'nothing to hide'..."