Whitman refuses to commit to releasing tax returns

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman demurred Tuesday when asked if she would release her tax returns, as Democrat-backed groups have been demanding that the billionaire former EBay chief do in recent days.

The members of Level the Playing Field 2010, a campaign committee of Democrats supporting the gubernatorial candidacy of Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown, are calling on Whitman to release her returns and are seizing upon the words of Whitman’s campaign chairman, former Gov. Pete Wilson. In many campaigns, Wilson called on his opponents to release their returns.

In a letter Sunday to Wilson, the group said, “to avoid any appearance of hypocrisy, we call on you to immediately oversee the release of Whitman’s tax returns” or resign as her campaign chairman.

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