Mark Penn, Ann Lewis, don't think Ohio voters deserve to see Clinton tax docs
We interviewed both Mark Penn and Ann Lewis in the spin room last night (video on the way) and asked them, repeatedly, if they believe Ohio voters deserve to see Hillary Clinton's tax documents before they vote on March 4, so they know where the $5 million loan came from. Neither Penn, nor Lewis, answered, despite numerous opportunities to answer.
I'm gonna take that to mean they don't think Ohio voters deserve this information before they vote. AP reporting on it today.
Pressed about the timing of releasing her tax returns, campaign aides were more reticent Wednesday, indicating that Clinton would not release the sensitive financial data during a hotly contested primary, but only at tax filing time.
"As is customary, as the Democratic nominee Senator Clinton will release her tax information in April at tax time," said spokesman Jay Carson.
This was Ann Lewis' argument in our interview last night, that no American does their taxes before April 15, so why should Hillary? Well, ok....but not every American is running for president and loaning their campaign $5 million, earning interest on it, and then hoping no one asks where the money came from.
I happen to think Ohio voters deserve this information before they vote. Ted Strickland used to think that too.