O'Rourke releases 10 years of tax returns

O'Rourke releases 10 years of tax returns
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Former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeDeval Patrick enters 2020 race O'Rourke says he 'absolutely' plans to stay in politics Krystal Ball: Buttigieg is 'the boomer candidate' MORE (D-Texas), who is running for president in 2020, released 10 years of his tax returns on Monday.

The tax returns stretch from 2008 through 2017, and his campaign said in a statement that O'Rourke will release his 2018 returns "as soon as possible after they are filed." Monday is the deadline for people to file their 2018 returns, the first that reflect President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP divided over impeachment trial strategy Official testifies that Bolton had 'one-on-one meeting' with Trump over Ukraine aid Louisiana governor wins re-election MORE's tax-cut law, but people can request a six-month extension.

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The campaign added that O'Rourke's decision to release his returns "follows his commitment to increasing accountability and transparency while in the House of Representatives when he held monthly public town halls back in his district where any person could ask any question."

In 2017, O'Rourke and his wife, Amy, had adjusted gross income of $366,455 and paid $81,019 in taxes, for an effective tax rate of 22.1 percent.

The O'Rourkes reported $1,166 in charitable contributions, $1,000 of which went to Annunciation House, which helps migrant, homeless and economically vulnerable people in the El Paso-Juarez area.

O'Rourke became the latest of several 2020 candidates to release his financial information amid an intensified push from Democrats to obtain President Trump's tax returns. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSinger Neil Young says that America's presidents haven't done enough address climate change New poll catapults Buttigieg to frontrunner position in Iowa Growing 2020 field underscores Democratic divide MORE (I-Vt.) also released 10 years of tax returns on Monday.

Other Democratic candidates who have released their returns include Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisNew poll catapults Buttigieg to frontrunner position in Iowa Growing 2020 field underscores Democratic divide Harris gets key union endorsement amid polling plateau MORE (Calif.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenNew poll catapults Buttigieg to frontrunner position in Iowa Bloomberg, Patrick take different approaches after late entries into primary race Deval Patrick: a short runway, but potential to get airborne MORE (Mass.), Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharNew poll catapults Buttigieg to frontrunner position in Iowa Election 2020: Why I'm watching Amy and Andy 2020 Democrats demand action on guns after Santa Clarita shooting MORE (Minn.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandMaloney primary challenger calls on her to return, donate previous campaign donations from Trump Senate confirms controversial circuit court nominee She Should Run launches initiative to expand number of women in political process MORE (N.Y.).

Trump has yet to publicly disclose his returns, saying that he is under audit and won't release his taxes until he isn't, though the IRS has publicly said an audit in no way prevents Americans from disclosing their tax info. 

Updated 7:52 p.m.