Although he has openly called on rival Hillary Clinton to release records from her time as first lady, Barack Obama said that when it comes to files from his days in the Illinois state Senate, there’s nothing to reveal.
“I don’t have _ I don’t maintain _ a file of eight years of work in the state Senate because I didn’t have the resources available to maintain those kinds of records,” Obama said while on the campaign trail in Iowa.
Meanwhile, John Edwards’ campaign announced Wednesday that the former North Carolina senator will release all records from his single term in office.
“Senator Edwards will release the records from his Senate office and is committed to getting this done as quickly as possible,” said spokeswoman Colleen Murray. “He is currently in discussions with some North Carolina institutions to figure out where to best house the documents, and in the next few weeks we should have a better sense of when the release will begin.”