"The implication is that he's not paying taxes he owes. I assure you the IRS actually cares about that stuff, and if there was even a hint of that, they'd have been all over him. That's not the case," said Mr. Norquist, founder and president of low-tax advocacy group Americans for Tax Reform.
"There is a mutual frustration with presidential debate questions dominated by a handful of television personalities rather than average voters," says Mr. Norquist. "Our coalition meetings with ABC and CNN have been constructive, and we're eager to see both candidates answer questions that are submitted and voted on by the public."