Sanders asks for extension on financial disclosure forms
© Greg Nash

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersElection analyst says Biden could face uphill battle attracting small-dollar donors Gillibrand 'not worried' about being 'discounted' in 2020 race Biden's sloppy launch may cost him MORE has requested an extension for filing his personal financial disclosure report, which would delay the filing until after the final Democratic primary votes are cast. 

The campaign confirmed the request, noting the rigors of the campaign schedule.


"As the senator has noted, Jane does their taxes, and they've been a tad bit busy," campaign spokeswoman Symone Sanders told The Hill. 

The Center for Public Integrity's Dave Levinthal first reported the extension, tweeting an image of the letter to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), which also cited "Senator Sanders' current campaign schedule."



A 45-day extension would bump the deadline from May 15 to the end of June, well after the final votes are cast on June 7 in California. 

All presidential candidates are required to file the disclosure once they declare a presidential bid and annually, so this report would update on the period between his entry into the race and the end of the calendar year. 

The decision comes after Sanders released his 2014 tax returns but bucked calls to release any more. Jane Sanders, his wife, told CNN this week the candidate would release more returns if Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonForget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Former senators launching effort to help Dems win rural votes Biden's announcement was a general election message, says political analyst MORE released transcripts of her paid speeches.