Well, both candidates vying for Fristy's senate seat have released their tax information. Except Corker, the multi-millionaire, only released a summary of his taxes from 1976 through 2005.
The two U.S. Senate candidates are taking markedly different approaches to public release of their federal income tax returns.
Democrat Harold Ford Jr. has released copies of his complete federal income tax returns for the past four years, including the schedules and forms that provide details of sources of income, deductions and contributions.
Republican Bob Corker has released a one-page summary of his federal taxes from 1976 through 2005 listing adjusted gross income, tax paid and charitable contributions yearly.
As the Commercial Appeal goes on to clarify, releasing tax information is not required, but has been the standard practice for the past 3 decades in TN.
It's pretty obvious who is being more transparent here, and it sure the hell ain't Corker.
Ford's senior campaign advisor, Michael Powell, said Ford "trusts Tennessee voters. He believes when you run for public office, you have an obligation to fully disclose and be as transparent as possible about your personal finances. Public servants must be beyond reproach."
I have very openly stated that HFJr holds opposing views on quite a number of issues from me on my blog, but in this case, he gets a big check mark in the "pro" column for personal finance transparency. Corker gets another check mark in the "con" column.