Sen. Brown and Warren spar over release of taxes
BOSTON (AP) -- U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's campaign says it would be willing to release the Democrat's tax statements for the last two years if incumbent Republican Scott Brown does the same.
A spokesman for Brown said the campaign is considering whether to release any past tax returns.
Brown and Warren have sparred on the issue of taxes in recent days.
Warren and other Democrats criticized Brown for voting Monday against the so-called "Buffett Rule," which would raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans. Brown called the bill a "stunt." The measure was defeated.
Brown shot back that Warren, the likely Democratic nominee, was being hypocritical for not revealing whether she voluntarily paid a higher income tax rate on her Massachusetts return.
Taxpayers can opt to pay a higher 5.85 percent rate rather than the standard 5.3 percent.
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