The AFL-CIO’s super-PAC plans to back Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidThis obscure Senate rule could let VP Mike Pence fully repeal ObamaCare once and for all Sharron Angle to challenge GOP rep in Nevada Fox's Watters asks Trump whom he would fire: Baldwin, Schumer or Zucker MORE’s (D-Nev.) call for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to release more of his tax returns.
Workers’ Voice will release an online petition on Monday that union and non-union workers can sign that will support Reid and call on Romney to disclose additional tax records. The super-PAC plans to continue targeting Romney over his tax returns, along with their attacks on the former Massachusetts governor’s record at private-equity firm Bain Capital, according to a spokesman for the group.
The Nevada AFL-CIO on Monday will also release a statement from Danny Thompson, their executive secretary-treasurer, in support of Reid, according to the Workers’ Voice spokesman.
Last week, Reid went after Romney for not releasing more of his tax returns. The GOP contender has only disclosed his 2010 tax return and an estimate of his 2011 taxes so far.
The Democratic leader has said that Romney is hiding important information from American voters and that he should release several years’ worth of tax returns, following the example of past presidential candidates from both parties. Further, Reid has said that “an extremely credible source” told him that Romney has not paid taxes for 10 years.
Reid’s charges have led to a backlash from Republicans.
Romney said Thursday that Reid needed to "put up or shut up," and accused the White House of being behind the allegation.
On Sunday, Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamUnder pressure, Dems hold back Gorsuch support A real national security budget would fully fund State Department Gorsuch rewrites playbook for confirmation hearings MORE (R-S.C.) said on CNN’s State of the Union that he thought Reid is “making things up,” while Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said he wasn’t going to respond to “a dirty liar” when asked about Reid’s claims on ABC’s This Week.