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(Host) Vermont’s leading gubernatorial candidates have followed the lead of Governor Howard Dean and are releasing their recent tax returns and financial information.

VPR’s John Dillon reports.

(Dillon) Governor Howard Dean this week released his tax returns and a statement of net worth that shows he has assets of four million dollars. The state’s major gubernatorial candidates quickly followed his example.

Campaign staff for Republican State Treasurer James Douglas hand delivered his tax returns to newsrooms. The filings show Douglas and his wife Dorothy had an adjusted gross income of $92,354 dollars for 2001. Independent candidate Con Hogan, who works as a self-employed consultant and farmer, filed a joint return with his wife Jeannette. The documents show they had an adjusted gross income of $106,150 dollars last year. Lieutenant Governor Doug Racine, the Democratic candidate for governor, was traveling Wednesday and did not release his returns. His campaign staff says the information will be available by the end of the week.

The candidates also said they re preparing statements that detail their assets such as stocks and real estate.

For Vermont Public Radio, I’m John Dillon.

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