Romney Refuses Obama Campaign’s Offer on Tax Return Deal

The campaign to re-elect President Barack Obama made the Romney camp an offer on Friday—release five years of tax returns and they’d stop asking for more than that. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign turned the deal down and accused the Obama campaign of trying to distract voters with the ploy.

“It is clear that President Obama wants nothing more than to talk about Governor Romney’s tax returns instead of the issues that matter to voters, like putting Americans back to work, fixing the economy and reining in spending,” Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades wrote in a response to Obama counterpart Jim Messina. [USA Today]