Rick Perry on tax returns: ‘I’m all about transparency’
Rick Perry says transparency is best, Karl Rove wanted Rubio, a super PAC ad star isn’t voting, and Republicans claim Obama hates small business owners.
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* Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is joining the chorus of Republicans in favor of releasing tax returns, althoug he did not specifically pressure former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. “I’m a big believer that no matter who you are, or what office you’re running for, you should be as transparent as you can be with your tax returns,” he said, adding that the president ought to release his college transcripts. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), meanwhile, put out a statement saying that his decision to pass over Romney for VP in 2008 “had nothing to do with the bogus tax return attacks.”
* Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has endorsed Sarah Steelman (R) in the Aug. 7 Missouri GOP Senate primary. Steelman has lagged behind Rep. Todd Akin and businessman John Brunner in fundraising, but she does have a supportive super PAC with $451,500 on hand, and Palin has been pretty savvy with her picks this cycle. The winner will take on Sen. Claire McCaskill (D).
* Strategist Karl Rove and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have both been urging Romney former to pick Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) as his running mate. Donors also like Rubio, according to the New York Times, but the ambitious young politician is now seen as a long-shot.
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