Senator Ashcroft is scheduled to formally file for re-election this morning in the Secretary of State’s office. Ashcroft aides say he plans to meet with Jefferson City school children at the State Capitol this morning, then file at the State Information Office. Governor Carnahan, a Democrat, made his candidacy to challenge Ashcroft official a couple of weeks ago. When he filed, Carnahan stated he realizes he’s running for a seat in Congress, but adds the records of the two two-term governors will be relevant. Carnahan has challenged Ashcroft to a series of debates and wants Ashcroft to agree NOT to use so-called “soft” money in the campaign.