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Mitt Romney, who is one of the wealthiest men ever to seek the presidency, said on Wednesday that he had no intention of releasing his tax returns if he became the Republican presidential nominee, breaking with a long tradition in both parties.
“I don’t intend to release the tax returns. I don’t.”
Presidential candidates from both parties — including John McCain, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Al Gore and even George Romney, Mr. Romney’s father, who ran in 1968 — have routinely released their tax returns.
Mr. Romney’s personal wealth — said to be between $190 million and $250 million — helped to fuel his first campaign for the presidency in 2008, when he contributed more than $40 million of his own money.
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