Former state representative Doug Harpool is expected to publicly announce his campaign for the state senate seat now held by Norma Champion.
Harpool's got a 3:15 p.m. news conference scheduled at Parkview High School. The 49-year-old Harpool is also expected to unveil his plan for sweeping ethics reform in Missouri government.
Updated 5:25 p.m.: Harpool made it clear during his announcement that he's ready, willing and beyond able to appear before any group -- with Champion -- to debate and discuss the issues. So if you're a member of a service organization, a neighborhood group, an alliance, invite Harpool and Champion to speak. He'll accept the invite. Will she?