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Alex Sink calls on Rick Scott to release 5 years of tax returns



UPDATED: Democrat Alex Sink said Wednesday she will release her tax returns for the past five years and called on GOP rival Rick Scott to do the same.

Sink plans to make public her tax returns and those of her husband, former gubernatorial candidate Bill McBride, next week. Her campaign called it a "40-year tradition" for candidates for governor and hopes Scott and his wife, Ann, will release their returns at the same time.

"It's vital to be open and transparent with the people of Florida," Sink said in a statement. "Floridians have a critical choice in this election, and they deserve to know about a governor's background and finances. Rick Scott needs to stop hiding from the people of Florida."

Sink's dig at Scott refers to his murkey financial disclosure form filed earlier this year when he ran for governor. Candidates can file the financial disclosure or an annual tax return when running for office.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:27am]


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