The Latest: Pence suggests he may release tax forms

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Posted: Aug 13, 2016 10:13 PM
The Latest: Pence suggests he may release tax forms

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016 (all times Eastern):

10:03 p.m.

Donald Trump's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, is suggesting he may release his tax returns before the election in November.

That would put him at odds with Trump, who has refused to make public any information about the taxes he and his companies have paid.

But Pence wasn't definitive in an interview with WABC in New York.

Asked about financial disclosure, he told WABC, "When my forms are filed and when my tax returns are released, it's going to be a quick read."

Pence says he and his family have not become "more wealthy" during his nearly 16 years of public service.


8:35 p.m.

Donald Trump is threatening to take away the campaign press credentials of The New York Times.

Trump is frequently critical of the Times and upped his attacks on the newspaper during a Saturday night rally in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Trump denounced the paper's recent coverage of him and said, "Maybe we'll start taking the press credentials away."

Sharp criticism of the media is a staple of Trump rallies. He incited the crowd in Connecticut to jeer the reporters more than a half-dozen times in the first minutes of his rally.

Trump says he's not running against the Democratic nominee he calls "crooked Hillary" but "the crooked media."


8:15 p.m.

Donald Trump is making an unusual foray into deep-blue Connecticut.

The Republican presidential nominee is holding a rally Saturday night in Fairfield, part of an affluent swath of suburbs north of New York City. Earlier, he appeared at a fundraiser nearby.

Trump says he's "making a big play for the state of Connecticut" even as he acknowledges that most Republicans don't compete in the state.

Connecticut has not voted for a Republican for president since 1988. Trump has claimed the state as one of several normally Democratic states in which he plans to compete.

Nearly 5,000 people filled a gymnasium on the campus on Sacred Heart University. With scorching temperatures outside, the gym grew warm quickly and several people needed medical assistance before Trump even took the stage.


5 p.m.

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence is not saying whether he will release his tax returns — something he has not done in his current role as governor of Indiana.

Pence did not respond to questions by reporters in his hometown of Columbus, Indiana, Saturday, about whether he plans to release the returns. Pence's running mate, Donald Trump, said he will not release his tax returns because he is under an ongoing audit.

A spokesman for the Indiana governor's office referred all tax-related questions to his vice presidential campaign. The campaign did not respond to multiple messages left Friday inquiring whether Pence will release 10 years of returns.

Pence made several campaign appearances Saturday, boosting Indiana Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, who took the Republican vice presidential nominee's spot on the state ballot for governor shortly after Pence was tapped.


2:40 p.m.

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine is urging supporters not to let favorable polling and positive punditry make them complacent on Election Day.

Addressing supporters in Manchester, N.H., Saturday, Kaine dedicated much of his message to drawing sharp contrasts between his running mate, Hillary Clinton, and Republican rival Donald Trump.

He said voters have a choice between a "you're fired" president in Trump and a "you're hired" president in Clinton; between a "me first" president and a president who puts the country first.

He also pointed to certain details in Clinton's economic plan, which include introducing "the most comprehensive plan to increase jobs since WWII," within the first 100 days. He said the plan includes major investments in research, infrastructure and helping to train people in advanced manufacturing.