We’ve been hearing a lot of chatter over presidential candidates and their tax returns. Now, some state Senate candidates are getting into the ‘release your tax return’ game.

Craig James, the newcomer to the race, announced he will release five years worth of returns, today. He’s calling on his opponents to release theirs, as well.

James is a former SMU football player and former ESPN analyst. His name became known in Texas prior to his Senate run because of his connection to the firing of Texas Tech coach Mike Leach in 2010. The college fired Leach after allegations that he mistreated James’ son.

Most recently, some media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, have published stories that Leach made conflicting statements during that investigation.

The other candidates in the race, including Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, former solicitor general Ted Cruz and former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert have not said if they will release their tax returns, as well.

Meanwhile, James released this ad on his website, explaining why he is running for Senate: