PA GOP Sen candidate Smith may release tax returns

Pennsylvania's Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Tom Smith, said Thursday that he may be willing to release some of his tax returns.

“You know I’ve never been asked that question," Smith said in a brief interview after a press conference with Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus in Philadelphia. “You're on new terrain here. If we get asked that, we’ll consider it. I don’t know. I don’t have any thoughts on that whatsoever. I never thought anybody would ask to see my tax returns.”

The tax return question has been prominent in politics lately, as GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney faces pressure to release more than the two years of information he has released. Romney has had in the past overseas bank accounts that the Obama campaign has used to attack him.

Smith, who is challenging Sen. Bob Casey Jr., is a multimillionaire who made money in coal mining, farming and other businesses.