Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris releases 15 years of tax returns, more than any other 2020 candidate, but the media would rather chase another shiny object.
Harris’ campaign released all returns for 2004 through 2018, for each year that she has held public office. A campaign aide told CNN that Harris’ decision to release so many years of tax returns shows she’s the “most transparent candidate in the field when it comes to information about personal finances.”
The senator’s tax returns show she and her husband, Douglas Emhoff, reported an adjusted gross income in 2018 of just under $1.9 million. She made $157,352 from her salary as a senator, and a net income of $320,125 from sales of her book.
The returns show Harris and Emhoff, who is an attorney, paid over $2.2 million in federal taxes over the past five years. Sen. Harris and her husband donated $27,259 to charity in 2018, with $5,000 going to her alma mater Howard University.
This comes as Sen. Bernie Sanders said he would release 10 years of tax returns by Monday. That’s after he stonewalled during the 2016 presidential campaign when he attacked Hillary Clinton over her paid Wall Street speeches. He dismisses his millionaire status, saying, “it’s not a crime to write a good book.”