By MJ Lee,
Texas Rep. Ron Paul said Tuesday that Mitt Romney should release more of his tax returns, adding to the pressure on the GOP nominee to share personal financial information with the public.
“Politically, I think that would help him,” the Republican congressman and former presidential candidate said in an interview with POLITICO. “In the scheme of things politically, you know, it looks like releasing tax returns is what the people want.”
The Obama camp has been pummeling the former Massachusetts governor over his refusal to release more years of tax returns as a part of its larger effort to paint Romney as a wealthy businessman out of touch with the middle class. Romney’s campaign has said that the issue of his taxes is a distraction from the debate over Obama’s economic record