Jim Carrier has a fascinating interview with Mrs. Steelman in SEMO Times, in which she says she is still considering a Senate campaign, and in the word association with Carrier at the end of the interview, when he says "Roy Blunt," she answers "Washington," the same attack points she would use if she jumped into the race.
And while Blunt has the establishment behind him, the right wing of the party has not been happy with him for a while, and loves Steelman.
In another part of the interview, Mrs. Steelman says she is flattered by comparisons to former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin:
“I am flattered by that comparison and I have read that a couple places. I think it’s a great compliment. She is a reformer and very well grounded. We both strive to put people first.”