But Kerry actually released 20 years of returns when he challenged President George W. Bush in 2004. John Kerry ran for president, Mitt Romney said Monday morning on Fox & Friends. You know, his wife, who has hundreds of millions of dollars, she never released her tax returns. Somehow, this wasnt an issue. Heinz Kerry, an heiress to the Heinz food fortune, was pressured during Kerrys presidential run to release tax returns, which she files separately from her husband. She ultimately released a portion of her 2003 returns in October 2004, after an initial estimate in May of the same year. Romney: The Kerrys Didnt Release Tax Returns, Either! Wow, lies and lies and lies. John's wife wasn't running for president.