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Crist on wife's tax return: 'Women have the right to choose'

Charlie Crist maintained on MSNBC a short while ago that he does not intend to release his wife's tax return, as Gov. Rick Scott is demanding.

"They want your wife to release her taxes. Is that going to end and is it important, as you see it?" host Ed Schultz asked.

"It's not important," Crist replied. "You know, women have a right to choose, Ed. And my wife is included in that category. She has the right to choice. It's her decision. We file separately."

Crist, calling himself "Mr. Transparency," boasted of releasing 10 years of tax returns. That's not news. Crist has released the returns over the years as a political candidate and they have been on file with the state. As we reported, "The returns were reported on at the time and have been sitting in the files of the Commission on Ethics."

Scott's point is that Crist should release his wife's returns.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 6:59pm]


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