Bond becomes a national co-chair for Giuliani's campaign.
The endorsement is further evidence of the split among top Missouri Republican leaders and their preferences for president. Gov. Matt Blunt, Speaker Rod Jetton and former Senator Jim Talent are backing Mitt Romney. Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder is behind Fred Thompson. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson recently announced she's backing. Ozarks Congressman Roy Blunt has yet to make an announcement on who he supports.
"America is hungry for a President who will say what he means, and do what he says. The American people want and deserve a genuine leader,and that is Rudy Giuliani," Bond said in a statement, as reported in The Washington Post. "Rudy has the leadership qualities and the experience to handle whatever challenges America faces in the next 10 years."
Bond becomes the second Senator to back Giuliani in recent days. Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman recently announced his support for the former New York City Mayor.