[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/02/26/art.clinton1.ap.jpg caption=" Clinton indicated she may release her tax returns before the end of the primary season."](CNN) - Hillary Clinton suggested Tuesday she may release her tax returns before the Democratic primary race is over, a seeming reversal over her long-standing position that she would not release the documents unless she is the party's nominee.
"I will do it as others have done it upon becoming the nominee or even earlier," Clinton said at Tuesday's debate.
Pressed if she would do it before the March 4 primaries, Clinton said she didn't have the time to get them together, but said, "I will certainly work toward releasing them, and we will get that done and in the public domain."
Obama released his tax returns late last year, and suggested Clinton do the same. He stepped up his criticism of the New York senator for not doing so earlier this month when it was revealed she loaned her campaign $5 million.
"I think the American people deserve to know where you get your income from," Obama said then.
- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney