January 17, 2012 6:11 PM

Romney paid only a 15 percent tax rate; Gingrich demands full story

Mitt Romney tried Tuesday to defuse a growing controversy dogging his front-runner campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination by saying that he "probably" pays a tax rate of 15 percent, far lower than the 35 percent top rate one might assume that a multimillionaire pays.

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