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Hawley, McCaskill Haven't Released Tax Returns

A poll found 68 percent said politicians should be required to make them public.

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Nia Prater
Sept. 12, 2018, 10:57 a.m.

State Attorney General Josh Hawley (R) and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) have yet to release their personal tax returns despite calls to do so. “While Hawley’s campaign office has asked if McCaskill is releasing her tax returns, McCaskill’s campaign team has been mum on the requests.”

A Mason-Dixon Polling & Research poll showed that 68 percent of likely Missouri voters believe candidates should be required to make their tax returns public. Twenty-one percent said they shouldn’t.

“McCaskill is listed by Roll Call as the 24th wealthiest member of Congress, with an estimated net worth of almost $27 million — and the wealthiest member who faces a tough campaign fight this fall. ... But much of that wealth stems from her husband, housing developer Joseph Shepard, whom she married in 2002."

"McCaskill and Shepard file their taxes separately. ... Hawley makes $116,000 per year as attorney general. Financial disclosure forms filed with the Senate list him and his wife, Erin Hawley, as having a minimum of about $520,000 in assets. Erin Hawley, also an attorney, also earned more $3,000 in 2017 for three speeches.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

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