Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, informed that he in effect paid 15% less than most working Americans. Romney was embarrassed during the South Carolina campaign by the issue of how much tax he paid.
Romney talked with Fox News and stated that the question about his tax payments came as a distraction for his campaign, and he wanted to re-focus on the main issues. “I will release my tax returns for 2010, which is the last returns which were completed, on Tuesday of this week… And I will also release at the same time an estimate for 2011 tax returns.” Romney stated.
Romney had led the Republican field since November; he has won the first two contests of the campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire. However the Iowa caucus result gave a narrow victory to Rick Santorum. (AV)