Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson: Not Releasing Taxes, Had Big Losses, Maybe Romney Did Too

The Libertarian presidential candidate speculates Mitt Romney may not be releasing his taxes to avoid revealing losses


Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson said Monday that he won't release his tax returns, joining his voice to that of presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, who has declined to release more than the two most recent years.

In a meeting with editors and reporters at The Washington Times, Mr. Johnson said he hadn't previously been asked to release his forms, but said he understood Mr. Romney's reluctance. Mr. Johnson, a former New Mexico governor who built a contracting company from the ground up, said he hasn't owed taxes to the federal government in recent years because he has suffered heavy losses — and he speculated that may be the same reason Mr. Romney has declined to release his own.