GOP’s Jeb Bush to release 33 years of personal tax returns

Jeb Bush
In this photo taken June 27, 2015, Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks in Henderson, Nev. Bush wants voters to know he’s on the side of those calling for the Confederate flag to come down from public places. He’s noting his decision to remove it from the Florida Capitol grounds in 2001 when he was governor. (AP Photo/John Locher)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush plans Tuesday to release 33 years of his personal income tax returns, including before and after his two terms as Florida governor.

Campaign spokeswoman Allie Brandenburger says Bush’s decision “is consistent with the high level of disclosure he has practiced during his life in public office.”

Bush aides contend the information is more than any previous presidential candidate. The voluntary disclosure also is aimed at drawing a contrast with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. She has filed the filed the financial disclosure form required by the Federal Election Commission for presidential candidates but has not made public her tax returns, a more precise record of income.

Bush’s decision to release the information was first published by The Wall Street Journal.

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