Sen. Bond will throw his support behind Giuliani.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Missouri Sen. Kit Bond will endorse former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for president in the nation's capital on Friday, two GOP sources with knowledge of the event told CNN.
Bond's support gives Giuliani a boost in a Midwestern swing state that will hold its primary on February 5, 2008. He is a former governor, who was first elected to the Senate in 1986, and was reelected to a fourth term in 2004.
Bond also serves as vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which makes him an influential voice on national security matters.
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- CNN Chief National Correspondent John King