Mitt Romney suggested that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is taking his cues from the White House in Reid's repeated allegations that the Republican presidential candidate paid no taxes for 10 years.
Reid, a Nevada Democrat, has only said his source is an investor in Romney's former venture capital firm Bain Capital. Romney again Wednesday said Reid needs to "put up or shut up" about his source for the disputed information, adding that when the truth comes out, he wouldn't be surprised if the "source" is someone in the White House pushing that line of attack.
"Let me also say, categorically, I have paid taxes every year. And a lot of taxes," Romney said in response to questions from reporters at a campaign stop in Las Vegas. "So Harry is simply wrong and that is why I am so anxious for him to give us the names of the people who put this forward.
"I wouldn’t be at all surprised to hear the names are people from the White House or the Obama campaign or who knows where they are coming from."
Romney has released two years of tax documents and has argued that is more than is required of him, and he accused Democrats on Friday of making hay of his stance on the tax returns because they're trying to "deflect" attention away from their weak economic record and sluggish job growth.
"What we're seeing is one attack after another," Romney said, calling it "politics at its worst."
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