Sen. Gary Nodler officially jumps into the 7th District Congressional race Thursday morning in Springfield.
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His announcement will occur at the Discovery Center in Springfield on 438 East St. Louis Street at 10:30 a.m. The public is welcome.
Politicos say he's been making calls, inviting them to attend -- making it clear, "he's all in."
Then -- Nodler heads to Joplin, to make his announcement at The Continental Banquet Center at Granny Schaffer in Joplin at 2:30 p.m.
Nodler will join Sen. Jack Goodman, auctioneer Billy Long, Greene County prosecutor Darrell Moore and Ozarks Technical College Instructor Jeff Wisdom in the field. Convoy of Hope President Hal Donaldson has an exploratory committee -- but hasn't been heard from since he's begun exploring.
Inside Nodler's head: Who does he think his biggest competition is?
Our guess: Billy Long