Dill repeats call for King to release tax returns

Democratic state Sen. Cynthia Dill repeated her call Wednesday for her U.S. Senate rivals  to publicly release 10 years’ worth of tax returns.

Cynthia Dill (BDN file photo by Gabor Degre)

In a prepared statement from her campaign, she praised her Republican rival, Charlie Summers, for agreeing immediately to release his tax returns. The Summers camp said Tuesday that campaign staff were working on assembling the necessary records.

King, however, hasn’t yet responded to the request. Spokeswoman Crystal Canney said Wednesday, “We are giving the request due consideration.”

Dill gave King an Oct. 1, 5 p.m. deadline for releasing his tax returns. Dill had proposed that the three candidates release their returns at the same time through a neutral third party.

“We must restore transparency and accountability to the U.S. Senate race. And Mr. King, at a minimum, needs to respond to my request to do just that,” Dill said in her statement. “There should be no equivocation on this issue. Maine people deserve at least that modicum of respect from their public servants.”