6:53 PM, Jul 20, 2012 | 1 comments
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- One of Ohio's top Republican leaders says GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney should release more tax returns because it's become a distraction in the campaign.
Romney has faced repeated criticism for refusing to release several years' worth of tax returns. Several Republicans have joined in the call for more transparency, including several U.S. senators and Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder said in a taped television interview that the issue has become a problem for the candidate, and that Romney should release the forms so he can move on to other topics.