Democrats say Mitt Romney's refusal to fully disclose his tax returns amid questions about his finances sounds like a certain Republican in North Carolina: Pat McCrory.
McCrory, the GOP's candidate for governor, has repeatedly refused to release his taxes or his list of clients at a Charlotte law firm that does lobbying work.
McCrory's "penchant for secrecy" is something he has in common with Romney, said Wayne Goodwin, the Democratic insurance commissioner, on a Democratic National Committtee conference call Tuesday. "It's hard to believe that Mitt Romney has been more transparent on this issue than Pat McCrory," Goodwin added.
Romney has released two years of tax returns but critics want him to disclose more amid questions about his involvement at Bain Capital, his former venture capital firm.
Democrats similarly want McCrory to share more information about what he does for the law firm. State law doesn't require him to release his tax returns but Democratic rival Walter Dalton voluntarily did so earlier this year. McCrory says he disclosed what is required by law. In a June debate, he told a reporter asking about his taxes: "Frankly, I don’t think that’s your business."