MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's former Democratic governor is accusing Republican Mitt Romney of being secretive and says the presidential candidate should release more tax returns.
Former Gov. Ted Strickland made the comments Wednesday to reporters outside President Barack Obama's campaign event in downtown Mansfield. Strickland questioned whether Romney was hiding something from the American people. Bill Batchelder, the state's Republican House speaker, has also suggested Romney would do well to release the forms.
Strickland, an Obama campaign co-chair, said he expects Ohio's overturned collective bargaining law to be a factor in the Nov. 6 election. He said the presidential swing state's voters won't forget Romney supported the restrictions, which were overwhelmingly rejected at the ballot in 2011.
He spoke over shouts from some dozen demonstrators across the street who were shaming the president.