Thursday, January 08, 2009

Bond Won't Seek Re-election

BREAKING . . . Sen. Kit Bond announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election in 2010, sending the Missouri Republican Party into another whirlwind of uncertainty and behind-the-scenes maneuvering as the battle to replace him begins.
More HERE.

“In 1972, I became Missouri’s youngest Governor. Ladies and Gentlemen, I do no aspire to become Missouri’s oldest Senator,” said Bond in a statement to the Missouri General Assembly Thursday morning around 10 a.m.

A press release released by his office earlier this morning said Bond would making a major announcement at the Missouri General Assembly at 10 a.m. A conference call is said to be set for this afternoon.

Politico writes that Bond's announcement "is a blow to Senate Republicans, who now will have at least four of their incumbents seeking retirement at the end of the session."


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