While declining my request for an on-camera interview about plans to reform the state license offices, Greene County's Republican Senator did offer her first comments about her upcoming campaign against Democrat Doug Harpool.
Champion said she did not think Harpool would be a tough challenge come election day, but she did predict a nasty race.
"I do think it's going to be unpleasant," Champion said in a telephone interview. "Because he keeps bringing up criticisms of me."
Champion said once voters start examining Harpool's past legislative record, she'll have no problem defeating him. "If he wants to run on his 10 years in the majority and I run on my time in the majority, that would be just fine. I look forward to it," Champion said.
When asked if Champion would participate in a KY3 debate with Harpool, Champion said it was too soon to make that decision. "I don't know. I'm not going to worry about that now. I don't even have a primary opponent."
Champion also said that Harpool's license reform plan strikes her as, "simply a way to get attention." "If he wants to say something on it, that's fine. If you want to report on it and think it is worth the news, that is your decision," Champion told me after I repeatedly requested an on-camera interview for my story that aired Monday night at 10.
"I know you want a comment, but I don't have anything to say about it."