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  Bond, Christopher "Kit"
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2000-01-01  
 
NameChristopher "Kit" Bond
Address14 S. Jefferson Rd
Mexico, Missouri 65101, United States
EmailNone
Websitehttp://bond.senate.gov
Born March 06, 1939 (80 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
Sep 23, 2018 10:03pm
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InfoChristopher Samuel Bond
Christopher S. "Kit" Bond is a sixth generation Missourian, born in St. Louis in 1939. He grew up in Mexico, MO, where he still resides and tends to several groves of trees he planted by hand.

Bond graduated from Princeton University in 1960 and received his law degree from the University of Virginia, having graduated first in his class.

After serving as a clerk to the Chief Judge of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Bond practiced law in Washington, D.C. before returning home to Mexico, MO.

In 1969, Bond became an Assistant Attorney General under former Senator John Danforth. Before being elected State Auditor in 1970, Bond was chief counsel of Missouri's Consumer Protection Division.

At 33 years old, Kit Bond became the 47th Governor of the State of Missouri on January 8, 1973 - the youngest Governor the state has ever had. Bond was re-elected to a second term as Governor in 1980. Among his greatest accomplishments as Governor was to take the Parents as Teachers program statewide.

After his second successful term as Governor, Bond continued his service to Missouri from his newly won seat in the United States Senate. In that 1986 election year, Bond was the only Republican to capture a seat previously held by a Democrat.

Based upon his solid ability to protect and advance Missouri's interests in the United States Senate, Bond was returned by Missouri voters to the U.S. Senate in 1992 and again in 1998.

In 1992, he was the only Republican candidate to win statewide in Missouri. And in 1998, Missouri voters re-elected him by an impressive nine-point margin in a year that witnessed the defeat of key incumbent Republican Senators elsewhere in the nation.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
11/29/2010-12/01/2010 Public Policy Polling 45.00% ( 1.0) 36.00% ( 1.0) 19.00% ( 3.0)
03/27/2010-03/28/2010 Public Policy Polling 44.00% ( 0.0) 35.00% ( 2.0) 22.00% ( 1.0)
12/11/2009-12/13/2009 Survey USA 49.00% ( 4.0) 42.00% ( 3.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)
09/27/2009-09/28/2009 Survey USA 45.00% ( 8.0) 45.00% ( 8.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)
07/17/2009-07/19/2009 Survey USA 53.00% ( 2.0) 37.00% ( 2.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)
06/12/2009-06/14/2009 Survey USA 55.00% ( 0.0) 35.00% ( 4.0) 10.00% ( 4.0)
01/20/2009-02/21/2009 Survey USA 55.00% ( 2.0) 31.00% ( 4.0) 14.00% ( 5.0)
08/13/2008-08/17/2008 Public Policy Polling 44.00% ( 5.0) 33.00% ( 0.0) 23.00% ( 4.0)
07/02/2008-07/05/2008 Public Policy Polling 39.00% ( 0.0) 33.00% ( 0.0) 27.00% ( 0.0)
03/14/2008-03/16/2008 Survey USA 57.00% ( 5.0) 35.00% ( 4.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
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EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Feb 21, 2009 09:00pm News Sen. Bond backs repeal of Missouri term limits law   Article RBH 
Dec 13, 2007 03:00am Advertisement Senator: Some forms of waterboarding 'like swimming, freestyle, backstroke'  Article Homegrown Democrat 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 9.00000 Average

FAMILY

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/02/2004 MO US Senate Won 56.09% (+13.30%)
  08/03/2004 MO US Senate - R Primary Won 88.08% (+76.16%)
  01/03/2001 US Senate Republican Conference Chairman Lost 40.00% (-20.00%)
  11/03/1998 MO US Senate Won 52.68% (+8.90%)
  08/04/1998 MO US Senate - R Primary Won 86.87% (+82.93%)
  11/03/1992 MO US Senate Won 51.89% (+6.96%)
  08/04/1992 MO US Senate- R Primary Won 82.71% (+65.42%)
  11/04/1986 MO US Senate Won 52.64% (+5.28%)
  08/05/1986 MO US Senate - R Primary Won 88.92% (+85.04%)
  11/04/1980 MO Governor Won 52.63% (+5.61%)
  08/05/1980 MO Governor - R Primary Won 63.53% (+28.63%)
  11/02/1976 MO Governor Lost 49.55% (-0.68%)
  08/03/1976 MO Governor - R Primary Won 91.79% (+83.59%)
  11/07/1972 MO Governor Won 55.18% (+10.54%)
  08/08/1972 MO Governor - R Primary Won 75.14% (+59.10%)
  11/03/1970 MO Auditor Won 58.11% (+16.21%)
  11/05/1968 MO District 9 Lost 47.76% (-4.47%)
  08/06/1968 MO District 9 - R Primary Won 56.21% (+12.42%)
ENDORSEMENTS
MO Governor - R Primary - Aug 02, 2016 R Catherine Hanaway
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 05, 2010 NPA Reject
MO US Senate - R Primary - Aug 03, 2010 R Roy Blunt
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 I Sonia Sotomayor
Solicitor General of the United States - Mar 19, 2009 NPA Reject
U.S. Trade Representative - Mar 18, 2009 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Labor - Feb 24, 2009 NPA Reject
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 D Eric Holder
MO Governor - R Primary - Aug 05, 2008 R Kenny C. Hulshof
MO US President - R Primary - Feb 05, 2008 R Rudy Giuliani
US President - R Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 R Rudy Giuliani
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 R Samuel A. Alito Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John Glover Roberts Jr.
NH US Senate - R Primary - Sep 10, 2002 R John Sununu
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jul 29, 1994 D Stephen G. Breyer
U.S. Surgeon General - Sep 07, 1993 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 D Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 R Clarence Thomas
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 R Clarence Thomas
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David Souter
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 R Robert H. Bork
US Ambassador to Mozambique - Sep 11, 1987 NPA Reject