WASHINGTON (CNN) – Cindy McCain released part of her 2006 tax returns Friday. The filings show she earned a total income of $6 million, and paid more than $1.7 million in taxes. She also claimed deductions of close to $570,000.
Her husband John McCain's presidential campaign said she had received an extension on her 2007 tax returns, and planned to release those as well. Her husband, presumptive Republican nominee John McCain, made his own returns public last month.
Under a prenuptial agreement, the couple keeps their tax returns and assets completely separate. Cindy McCain is heiress to a liquor fortune.
A campaign spokesman said she still had concerns about the privacy of her children - the reason she had given earlier for not releasing the records - she did not want the lingering questions continue to be a distraction from other issues.
The campaign dismissed questions over its decision to release the documents late on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. "The campaign makes determinations when the make things public," spokesman Tucker Bounds told CNN. "This is something that came together today. We feel very good about that fact that people are able to get the information that they had asked for."
A campaign aide says that Cindy McCain made the decision recently, but this was the first time the campaign had had a chance to release the documents.
He added that the moves will exceed those of Teresa Heinz Kerry, also an heiress, when her husband John Kerry was the Democratic presidential nominee in 2004. Heinz Kerry made one year of returns public, but withheld some portions of the filing, and did not release the information until the final months of the campaign.
and this is news why?
flip-flopper,like her old man.no pun intended.
_____________What Took Her So Long???___________
Thats a lot of Taxes! I would be able to live the rest of my life off her taxes alone!
Nader or Hillary 08'
Just goes to prove the Obama's elitism!
add that 6 million to the other 100 million that she is hiding and then you will have the correct amount.
Why the sudden change of heart???
SHE ONLY PAID 28% TAXES?
HOW MANY PEOPLE ON THIS BLOGG HAVE MADE MUCH LESS MONEY AND PAID 35% TAXES.
Great new she paid her fare share of taxes, now lets see Ted Kenney's tax returns or John Kerry's wife returns "The Hines Foods".
What a great first lady she would make, all america could be
Can you imagine Michelle Obama as first lady?? My God NO.
I think Cindy McCain would make an excellent First Lady. She is goregeous!
It might be nice to know WHERE the money came from.
Percentagewise, most middle income families pay more in taxes than that. Why is that?
If she is a daughter to a wealthy father as they say and income from the 'familt' business.............Is that really important at this time to be a news item? Considering it is already a known fact?
YEA HIS JUST ONE OF US.
And this is relative because...?
Is Cindy McCain on the ballot?
Are we going to start demanding to see the tax returns of all the candidates' third cousins?
The decline of this country is directly attributed to the idiots who think stuff like this is somehow important to them....those with an agenda
The Lunatic Fringe has never had so much say in our government than they do now....MODERATES UNITE AND TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK!
1) why is this the shortest blurb EVER
2) didnt she say she would never?
3) does this mean shes a liar?
4)everone else released from 2000 on... why is she special?
Cherry-picking information to release is hardly a breakthrough. Let's see the last 6 years in full.
That's a lot of money, I wonder how much she spends on botox.
What does that have to do with McCain and his presidential bid? Irrelevant.
Is that all? The way people were talking it seems like it should be more.
Good for her maybe more next year!!!!
Clinton or McCain= NObama and his hate supporters 08
Sweet little elitist Cindy McCain found the American people are not going to put up with uppity additude. She cave in.
Obama-bots ready set go....
Cough! Cough! Redacted!
yea right how about 100million