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Christie to Romney: Release tax return immediately


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Gov. Chris Christie is asking political ally Mitt Romney to immediately release his tax returns instead of waiting until April.

The New Jersey governor told NBC's "Today" show Romney should "put them out sooner than later because it's always better to have full disclosure."

Romney's taxes have become an issue just days before the South Carolina primary. The former Massachusetts governor agreed to make the returns public Tuesday. But he is now on the defensive after confirming that his effective tax rate is 15 percent, saying most of his income came from investments and speeches rather than earned income.

Christie says he would like to stay as governor, but he would consider joining a Romney ticket.

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