Sen. Kit Bond is one of just 11 Senators who did not meet with Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor before her hearings.
But his communication director tells The Notebook he's inclined to support her.
Bond's Shana Marchio says barring any surprises Sotomayor will get his vote.
And: Bond will request a meeting with Sotomayor only if something of concern arises.
Of the 11 who didn't meet with Sotomayor -- 2 are ailing Democrats Sen. Robert Byrd and Sen. Ted Kennedy -- the rest are Republicans, according to Newsweek:
"Sens. Pat Roberts, James Inhofe, John Barrasso, Michael Enzi, Kit Bond of Missouri, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Richard Lugar of Indiana, John Ensign of Nevada and Arizona's John McCain."
Bond's office said there's nothing newsworthy about the Senator not being able to meet with Sotomayor.