NHDP Chairman Ray Buckley's Statement on Reports that Mitt Romney Left Bain in 2001, not 1999 as He Claims

Elected leaders - both Republicans and Democrats - in New Hampshire should call on Romney to release more tax returns and be more transparent with voters


CONCORD - New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley released the following statement on The Boston Globe's report that Mitt Romney remained as the president and CEO at Bain Capital until 2001, not 1999 as he has claimed:  


"Recent reports from The Boston Globe raise serious questions about when Mitt Romney actually left Bain Capital. Voters deserve to know why Romney misled them about when he left his corporate buyout firm and what he is trying to hide by saying he left in 1999, not 2001. These new reports are part of a troubling pattern from Mitt Romney - he continually obscures facts and muddies the water about his record and himself.    


"As President Obama said last week, people who want to be president need to be an 'open book' for the American people. Unfortunately, Mitt Romney has been running for president for 6 years, but refuses to disclose basic facts, including his tax returns, which could answer a lot of questions about his finances, like why he had investments and bank accounts in Bermuda, Switzerland and the Cayman Islands. Does he refuse to release his tax returns because there's still more about his time in the private sector that he doesn't want people to know about? Romney needs to come clean so the American people can make their own judgments about his record, perspective and motivations.


"No matter their political persuasion, all Granite Staters should be concerned by Mitt Romney's troubling lack of leadership and transparency. That's why I'm asking elected leaders- both Republicans and Democrats - in New Hampshire to call on Mitt Romney to release more of his tax returns and be more transparent with voters."