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Obama to Romney: Open Up Your Finances

Obama: Romney should be 'open book' like father
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2012 1:03 AM CDT
Obama to Romney: Open Up Your Finances
President Barack Obama delivering a statement in the White House yesterday. In a television interview, Obama called on Mitt Romney to reveal more information about his personal finances.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – President Obama kept up the Democrat attacks on Mitt Romney's personal finances yesterday, calling on Romney to release more details about his offshore bank accounts, reports Politico. "What's important is if you are running for president is that the American people know who you are and what you've done and that you're an open book," Obama said in an interview with a New Hampshire TV station. "And that's been true of every presidential candidate dating all the way back to Mitt Romney's father."

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Robert Gibbs also yesterday repeated his calls for Romney to open up about his taxes, saying, “Release the tax returns. Put all this to rest.” Romney deputy Dan Senor fired back, calling the Dems' attacks "stunningly dishonest," given that the candidate has already released one year's returns. "There's nothing secretive about these accounts." And don't expect the tax returns or Bain attacks to stop anytime soon: a new USA Today-Gallup poll of 12 swing states show that among voters who have changed their minds because of political ads, 76% have changed to Obama, versus just 16% for Romney. (Read more Mitt Romney tax returns stories.)

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