To: National Desk and Political Reporter
Contact: Christine Iverson of the Republican National Committee, 202-863-8614
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /U.S. Newswire/ -- RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie issued the following statement today on the promised release of Teresa Heinz Kerry's tax returns:
"Throughout history, presidential candidates have disclosed income tax information prior to Election Day. We believe Americans value disclosure and transparency in campaigns. During the 2003 filing year, Sen. Kerry made a $6 million loan to his campaign based on the value of a home jointly owned with his wife.
"Were it not for that infusion of cash John Kerry might not be on the campaign trail today. Because of her financial interest in the presidential campaign of her husband, Teresa Heinz Kerry pledged to disclose her tax information on October 15. Tomorrow is October 15 and Americans will find out if they plan to keep that promise."
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Why is it relevant? No one knows....yet. Speculation is all over the place. However, one would think that some creative tax shelters used by a Billionare would not go over well with the "great unwashed." Especially since Kerry has had been holding a match over the issue of class warfare trying to create that "us against those nasty tax breaks for the rich only" Republicans. Also, some of the charitable deductions might have gone to some less than stellar entities...
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