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Gingrich to Release Tax Return in Days

Presses Mitt Romney to follow his lead
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2012 6:23 AM CST
Newt Gingrich to Release Tax Return Thursday; Presses Mitt Romney to Follow his Lead
Newt Gingrich speaks during a campaign stop at the Land's End restaurant Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, in Georgetown, S.C.   (AP Photo/David Goldman)

(Newser) – Newt Gingrich says he is ready to release his income tax return and will do so on Thursday, just two days ahead of the South Carolina primary—and he thinks Mitt Romney would do well to follow his example. "Gov. Romney, if he plans to stay in the race, ought to plan to release his records," Gingrich said on Meet the Press yesterday. "The country deserves accountability and deserves transparency," the former speaker added, according to CNN. "These are big issues and not issues you can hide from," especially if you're going head-to-head against Barack Obama, Gingrich said. (Read more Newt Gingrich stories.)

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