Mitt Romney was beat in the South Carolina primary by Newt Gingrich by an unexpected double digit figure, today Romney agrees to release his 2010 tax returns and his 2011 estimated tax returns.
Via The Hill:
Gov. Mitt Romney said Sunday he will release his tax returns on Tuesday as he tries to pivot from an issue that dragged him down in his South Carolina primary loss to Newt Gingrich.
Romney said he’ll post his 2010 tax return and 2011 estimate online Tuesday, after he was hammered by his rivals and gave awkward debate answers last week as he said he would release his tax returns in April.
“I think we made a mistake holding off as long as we did,” Romney said in an interview on Fox News Sunday. “It was a distraction. We want to get back to the real issues of the campaign.”
Newt Gingrich's tax returns were released online during the Thursday CNN South Carolina debate.
Gingrich, according to the CBS link above, paid 31 percent and previous Romney statements claimed he probably paid a 15 percent tax rate.
During that same debate Ron Paul sheepishly admitted he wasn't offering his because he didn't make as much as the others and Rick Santorum said his were on his computer at home and he would release his when he could.