On Thursday Mitt Romney offered his fullest explanation to date of his tax status.  “I did go back and look at my taxes, and over the past 10 years I never paid less than 13 percent. I think the most recent year is 13.6 or something like that. So I paid taxes every single year,” he told reporters here Thursday.

The question to Romney at Thursday’s news conference was a follow-up to a response the candidate gave ABC News’ David Muir in an interview last month. Muir asked whether Romney had ever paid less than the 13.9 percent he paid last year.

“I haven’t calculated that,” Romney told Muir. “I’m happy to go back and look, but my view is I’ve paid all the taxes required by law.”
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