Republican Senate Candidate Dino Rossi has asked for—and received, from the Senate Ethics Committee—an extension of the deadline for turning in his Personal Finance Disclosure form.

This would be noteworthy in any case, but it's especially noteworthy because Rossi has had some trouble with personal financial reporting in the past (for example, he once failed to disclose a $50,000 loan he'd received from a man named Michael Mastro, who today is under investigation for running an alleged $100 million Ponzi scheme).

Naturally, this history is making political types eager to see what Rossi's disclosure form looks likes this year. Now they won't get a look at what he has to disclose until just a month before the August 17 primary.

Rossi's campaign did not respond to a query about why he sought this extension.