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AG candidate Anderson releases tax returns

AG candidate James Anderson hands copies of his tax returns to members of the media. AG candidate James Anderson hands copies of his tax returns to members of the media.

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Democratic candidate for Attorney General  James Anderson Tuesday released his 2009 federal income tax returns. After filing the documents with the Alabama Ethics Commission, James explained his reasons for doing so, and called on his opponent, Luther Strange, to do the same.

"Releasing my returns for the last three years is important for several reasons," Anderson said. "It shows that I deeply desire to restore the public's trust in the Office of the Attorney General. I invite and welcome public scrutiny of my finances because voters must be assured that I am putting their interests ahead of my own.  Also, I invite all of you to look at my expenditures on file with the Secretary of State's Office relating to this campaign, as I believe you will find that I am a good steward of other people's money as well.  Based on my own beliefs and upbringing, as well as the events of the past week, I believe it is incumbent upon every person seeking public office to be as transparent as possible, to allow the public to scrutinize their records, weigh their statements against their actions, and to ultimately judge their worthiness based on facts rather than sound bites.  It is the only way we will ever restore trust in our government."

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