The elder Huntsman denied those rumors, but said he would like Romney to release additional years' worth of tax returns.

“Mr. Romney ought to square with the American people and release his taxes like any other candidate,” Huntsman told The Washington Post. “I’ve supported Mitt all along. I wish him well. But I do think he should release his income taxes.”

But Huntsman told the paper he had "absolutely no knowledge of Bain or Mitt Romney’s tax returns" and had not spoken with Reid on the issue.