On second thought, Andrew Cuomo won't release his full tax return

With polls showing him substantially ahead of his Republican opponent, New York gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo has decided not to release his full tax return despite having told reporters that he would.

Cuomo, the state’s attorney general, who has fought political corruption and has called for more openness in government, released a summary of his taxes but decided not to release the full tax return before Tuesday’s election.

The campaign said there was no need to release the return since Republican candidate Carl Paladino hadn’t.

Earlier, the Cuomo campaign had said it would release Cuomo’s full return before election day. Cuomo is running 20 to 25 points ahead of Paladino, according to most polls.

michael muskal@latimes.com

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