Via Politico:

“I’m in the process of laying the groundwork that I need to get done before making an official announcement,” Steelman told POLITICO. “I’m definitely strongly leaning towards doing this.”

And then Steelman decided to throw a few non-exploratory shots at her opponent.

Roy Blunt is another white guy in a suit, and I think the public wants change,” Steelman said. “There’s a good old boys’ network out there that’s hard to penetrate… and it’s not always in the best interest of the party or for conservative principles.”

Bwa ha ha ha. Scorched Earth Steelman versus Roy The Insider. Pass the popcorn, this is going to be fun.