Jeb Bush on Tuesday will release 33 years of income tax returns, a figure his campaign says is more than any other presidential candidate in history.
Much attention will be paid to Bush’s later returns, when his final term as Florida governor ended. He began a lucrative consulting business and joined a host of corporate boards. He is expected to have earned millions.
“This is more than any presidential candidate in the history of the United States,” campaign spokeswoman Allie Brandenburger said. “This display of transparency is consistent with the high level of disclosure he has practiced during his life in public office.”
Bush’s ties to some companies, including Wall Street giant Lehman Brothers, has already drawn scrutiny from reporters and rivals. Last week a Super PAC backing Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky launched an online ad in early primary states mocking Bush as “Bailout Bush,” for his support for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, that propped up the financial industry.
Bush likely will push a broader look at his finances, emphasizing his private-sector work and charitable giving.