"Meanwhile, I will continue to serve as President of Convoy of Hope, working to offer real help to hurting people. We will continue to monitor interest and support for my candidacy and will make a formal announcement of my intentions in the future," Donaldson said.
Donaldson created Convoy of Hope in 1994. He has a journalism degree from San Jose State University and another in biblical studies from Bethany University.
Spence Jackson, a top GOP campaign communications staffer in the state who has worked for Matt Blunt and Sarah Steelman told The Notebook that Donaldson was very seriously considering a candidacy, but that he wants to travel the district first before any final decision is made.
In a brief interview, Jackson also said Republican Tom Carter will be assisting with Donaldson's fundraising.
Carter's alliance with Donaldson is significant, because Carter is known as a major contributor to the Blunt family. But it's widely known that much of the Blunt political apparatus is behind the candidacy of State Sen. Jack Goodman.