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Candidates Who Didn't Release Their Tax Returns-- PICTURES

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January 20, 2012

With Newt Gingrich releasing his tax information on Jan. 19, Mitt Romney is facing more pressure than ever to do the same. According to PolitiFact, only seven presidential candidates in the past 35 years have refused to release their tax returns. We take a look at those seven below. Interestingly enough, none of them got elected.

Name: RALPH NADER Ran: As a member of the New Party in 1972, as a write-in in 1992, as a member of the Green Party in 1996 and 2000, and as an independent in 2004 and 2008. Outcome: In 1972 Richard Nixon won the presidency, in 1992 and 1996 Bill Clinton won the election, in 2000 and 2004 Nader lost to George W. Bush, and in 2008 he lost to Barack Obama.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Name: RICHARD LUGAR Ran: As a Republican in 1996. Outcome: Lugar finished fifth in the Republican primaries, with the nomination ultimately won by Bob Dole.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Name: JERRY BROWN Ran: As a Democrat in 1976, 1980, and 1992 Outcome: In 1976 and 1980 he lost the nomination to Jimmy Carter, while in 1992 he came in second to Bill Clinton.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

 

Name: PAT BUCHANAN Ran: As a Republican in 1992 and 1996 and as a member of the Reform Party in 2000. Outcome: Buchanan seriously challenged incumbent George H.W. Bush in 1992, but ended up losing to him. In 1996 Buchanan lost the nomination to Bob Dole. In 2000, Buchanan won the Reform Party nomination but came in fourth in the general election.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Name: MIKE HUCKABEE Ran: As a Republican in 2008 Outcome: Lost the nomination to John McCain, who lost the general election to Barack Obama.(AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Name: STEVE FORBES Ran: As a Republican in 1996 and 2000 Outcome: In 1996, the GOP nomination was won by Bob Dole, who lost the general election to Bill Clinton. In 2000, George W. Bush won the nomination and then the presidency.(AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

 

Name: RUDY GIULIANI Ran: As a Republican in 2008 Outcome: John McCain ultimately won the Republican nomination, and went on to lose to incumbent Barack Obama.(AP Photo/Brian Bohannon)

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