Democrats Want Romney To Explain Offshore Accounts

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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is raising millions of dollars from New York's elite Sunday, as Democrats push for him to explain offshore bank accounts and release several years of tax returns.

U.S. Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney gives his reaction to the Supreme Court's upholding key parts of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare overhaul law on a rooftop overlooking the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 28, 2012. Romney said on Thursday that the American people must defeat President Barack Obama in order to overturn his landmark healthcare overhaul.

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is raising millions of dollars from New York's elite Sunday, as Democrats push for him to explain offshore bank accounts and release several years of tax returns.

The Romney campaign has dismissed the tactic as an "unfounded character assault." It follows new reports that raise questions about Romney's personal wealth, which could exceed $250 million.

President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is expected to push the strategy throughout the coming week, as it tries to portray Romney as disconnected from the middle-class voters he needs to win the presidency.

Romney may have unintentionally helped the Obama campaign. He's courting Republican donors in the Hamptons, New York's exclusive string of waterfront communities on Long Island's South Shore. The fundraiser follows a weeklong vacation in New Hampshire.