BOSTON — Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Edward Markey released eight years of state and federal tax returns Wednesday showing he reported his home address as 7 Townsend Street in Malden.
Markey had previously released the tax returns to reporters, but his home address had been redacted.
After Tuesday’s Senate debate, Markey agreed to release the returns with the address included to counter charges from Republicans that he really lives in Maryland. He blamed the decision to redact his address on his accountant.
Markey filed his tax returns separately from his wife Susan Blumenthal. The couple owns a home in Chevy Chase, Md.
They also own Markey’s boyhood home in Malden. They purchased the house in 2001 following the death of Markey’s father.
Throughout his campaign against GOP Senate hopeful Gabriel Gomez, Republicans have said Markey really lives in Maryland and should be paying taxes there.
National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesman Brad Dayspring said Markey’s tax forms raise more questions than they answer.
“If Markey has lived in the same Malden home for 64 years, why don’t his neighbors even know he lives on their street?” Dayspring said.
Markey has repeatedly said his true home is Malden.
Candidates for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts are required to have been a U.S. citizen for nine years and be an “inhabitant of Massachusetts when elected” according to election laws.
America Rising, a Washington-based political action committee created earlier this year to help elect Republican candidates, has also filed a complaint with the of Maryland Comptroller asking for a review of Maryland residency law and public record information which they said indicates Markey may owe Maryland taxes