Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dennis Kucinich released part of his recent income tax information Monday, but an opponent said it was too little, too late.

Two of the other main four candidates in the Democratic field — state Sen. Joe Schiavoni of Boardman and Richard Cordray of Grove City — last week made available copies of their last three years' tax returns, complete with schedules showing deductions and sources of income. Former state Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill released last year's taxes, saying the two previous years were similar.

Kucinich's spokesman said he's requested an extension to file a return for 2017 and on Monday, his campaign emailed only the first two pages of his 2016 and 2015 returns, making it impossible to know from where he and his wife have received their income.

Kucinich's spokesman, Andy Juniewicz, noted that Cordray's campaign hadn't distributed copies of his returns to reporters, instead making them available for inspection at his Columbus headquarters. The Dispatch would have to go to Cleveland to see the rest of Kucinich's returns, Juniewicz said.

Juniewicz emailed the first two pages of Kucinich's 2015 and 2016 returns — the Dispatch had requested back to 2014 — and then, in a subsequent email, said, "Now that it's clear exactly what you're asking for, the forms and schedules will be available to you for review in Cleveland tomorrow. We've been advised that transmitting personal financial information electronically is inadvisable. I can have them available beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday."

The former congressman's campaign also wanted to know how much Cordray disclosed. The former attorney general disclosed the amounts and sources of all income for the past three years, and included state tax filings that weren't even requested by The Dispatch.

Cordray, also former director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said Kucinich should have been more forthcoming.

"Until Dennis Kucinich releases his full tax returns, the people of Ohio have reason to wonder how much he was paid by Fox News, whether he was paid by Russia Today or Sputnik News — two propaganda tools of the Kremlin — and we won't know what other financial ties he has to pro-Assad groups," Cordray said in a conference call with reporters.

Kucinich was a paid contributor for Fox from the time he left Congress in 2013 until late last year. He appeared on Russia Today as recently as Sunday, but Juniewicz on Friday said Kucinich hasn't been paid for those appearances.

Kucinich already had been ordered by the Ohio Ethics Commission to disclose a $20,000 contribution from a group that supports Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad. He initially defended the group, then said he didn't know of its pro-Assad bent and would return the money.

The tax information Kucinich, 71, released Monday indicates that he and his wife, Elizabeth, earned wages totaling $170,417 in 2016 and $184,740 in 2015. They received pension and Social Security income each of those years totaling about $46,000, and in 2016 they reported business income of $122,201.

In 2015, the couple listed a Washington, D.C., address. In 2016, they listed a Cleveland post office box. Dennis Kucinich's profession is listed as "Author, TV News Analyst." Elizabeth Kucinich is listed as "CFS Consultant."

Cordray said that with a number of scandals rocking Capitol Square, it's especially important this year for political candidates to be transparent.

"It's clear that our next governor will have to restore ethical standards in a Statehouse that's turned into a cesspool under Republican leadership," he said. "The next governor needs to have the backbone to take on the powerful special interests that have a choke-hold on state government."

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