Mar 27, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Kirsten Gillibrand releases 2018 tax returns

Sen. Gillibrand stands and waves in front of a podium with a microphone, with an American flag behind her.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) became the first 2020 presidential candidate to publicly release their 2018 tax returns on Wednesday and challenged her rivals to do the same in a video.

The big picture: While obtaining President Trump’s tax returns has become something of a white whale for the left since the 2016 presidential election, personal financial disclosures could become a litmus test among Democratic candidates in 2020. None of the other candidates have fully released their most recent tax filings, per the New York Times, though Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) did release a 10-year tax history last year.

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