November 2nd, 2007
08:43 AM ET
10 years ago

Missouri senator to back Giuliani

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

Filed under: Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. B. Willis, Bucks County Pa

    Finally someone answers the question that I've heard a lot of the american people asking. What political experience does Guiliani have? I absolutely agree with everything Senator Biden said. Guiliani is not qualified to be president. Being mayor during 911 does not qualify him for president. To question Hillary's experience just adds insult to injury.

    November 2, 2007 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  2. Daniel, NY

    The latest poll from Missouri has Clinton leading all Republicans!!

    November 2, 2007 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  3. Joe, St. Paul, MN

    Um... who cares?

    November 2, 2007 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  4. Disgusted in Kansas City

    So,when did Kit Bond become such a liberal? Really, Kit, this doesn't add credibility to Rudy, it takes away from yours!!

    November 2, 2007 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  5. Kisha

    Kit Bond is a joke.

    November 2, 2007 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  6. David, Vancouver, Washington

    Rudy has no business running for President, please people he was a mayor. He's doing well so Kit Bond, like everyone else who endorsed him, is jumping on the bandwagon.

    November 2, 2007 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  7. david houston texas

    Tell me this man doesn't look like "the Good Ole Boy" sorority, Skull and Bones type. Who let that woman in har!

    November 2, 2007 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |

    It doesn't matter who the GOP select as their presidential nominee he won't have an ice-cube in hell of a chance of winning the Presidency. These warbent idiots have lost all credibility with rational, sane American. The GOP will get the zealot morons who are waiting for the end of the world war and rapture. Yet the GOP nominee will lose bigtime to whomever is the Democratic nominee.

    November 2, 2007 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  9. Len, Fallbrook, CA

    I wonder if he will show up to vote for it?

    November 2, 2007 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  10. Rick, NYC, NY

    Rudy was a Mayor of NYC. A city with a population in the millions. He has more experience than any other candidate.

    November 2, 2007 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  11. Roy, St. Louis MO

    If you think the Republicans wont have a good shot at winning the next election....your not a good student of the last 150 years...only 3 Democratic Presidents received a majority of the popular vote (FDR, Carter, Johnson) NO a slam dunk

    November 2, 2007 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  12. Chris, Middletown, CT

    NYC has a larger budget than Arkansas – yet you didn't question Clinton

    Hillary was a first lady – yet the Dems didn't question her when she became a senator

    (notice..all your arguments are so weak...that even the dimwits who ignore the fact that Hillary doesn't answer questions will see through the fact you have nothing on Giuliani...except baseless rhetoric)

    We need a moderate....a social liberal...and fiscal conservative – and thats exactly what we have in Giuliani....(and that just eats up the left....cuz thats all the dems are running...a Marxist....and left..) Giuliani will win in 08 with 60% of the popular vote

    November 2, 2007 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  13. James Rosario, Commack New York

    I live in NY and have seen the change in NYC during Giuliani reign. Of course no person can claim they single handed changed a city, job creations, state of a good economy, etc. but Giuliani has done a good job in my opinion when mayor of NY. And for those who are upset for questioning Clinton's experience I say "what experience?” That she was a governors wife, a president's wife, a senator from a state she would not have pursued unless there was a seat retirement. Let's take the last item (senator). If she was so different than other democrats or republicans she would have tackled some of the most difficult issues of today like social security, Medicare, etc. Basically those issues come down to numbers or money. None of the actions needed to resolve them are easy and voter friendly (raise taxes, cut spending) but that is what is expected from me and hopefully most Americans. All those other smaller issues are nice to haves but when your house is being eaten from the inside out from termites are you really going to concern yourself with which color you’re painting the dinning room? Simple like math 2+2=4. None of the candidates are 100% up to par with me so I look for the best candidate and for Clinton running president? Give me a break.

    November 2, 2007 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  14. Colleen Kansas City, Mo

    Kit Bond is an idiot and I'm ashamed he's from Missouri. (Sorry, I have no records for ya all to boycott.) Thank God for Claire McCaskill!!

    November 2, 2007 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  15. Lawson Lambert Baltimore, MD

    Rudy has been a mayor of the largest city in the nation , a US Attorney, and held positions in Presidential administrations over the past 30 years.
    Hillary has been a senator for 6 and a half years and spent the previous 25 as a wife.
    Rudy isn't the most qualified candidate ever, but I'm never sure exactly what the qualifications are to be leader of the most important nation in the free world. but whatever they are his at least stack up to Hillary's.

    November 2, 2007 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  16. Karen,ny

    I'm really shocked that Missouri being the "show me state", would even think about backing up Rudy being that he has never actually shown anyone anything in quite a number of years.

    November 2, 2007 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  17. Daniel, Minneapolis MN


    Rudy has gained the support of a Senator who....hasn't done anything....

    Congratulations, Rudy!

    November 2, 2007 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  18. Joel, Hannibal, MO

    Kit Bond has a major alcohol problem

    November 2, 2007 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  19. Mark, Moab, UT

    Headline: "Idiot supports idiot."

    November 3, 2007 01:18 am at 1:18 am |
  20. Rick, Kansas City, MO

    I used to have faith in Bond,but now that he has gone liberal....

    Ugh. I bet McCaskill will get behind HRC or Guilani, too...What's the difference? A liberal is a liberal.

    November 3, 2007 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  21. Charles in Orem, Utah

    Not surprising. As they say, Missouri loves company.

    Seriously, good move.

    November 3, 2007 02:23 am at 2:23 am |
  22. Raj, Dallas, Texas

    The poll regarding clinton beating guiliani was before the latest democrats debate.

    There is a big change in the dynamics after clinton's answer on immigration in the debate.As more and more people see the clip, I feel it is going to be very bad. Also, clinton's political machine did not do a good job of damage control. After the damage control, she made more enemies with male voters and not gained new female voters(might have lost some).

    Hillary should be waiting to finish this news cycle.

    November 3, 2007 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  23. Timothy Mullen, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

    I'll allow Bond a little credit as he voted for the SCHIP Bill on Thursday, and he's proven that he's not taken in by the media hype surrounding Romney. Giuliani is going to be the GOP nominee, and will get trounced (maybe not with 50% of the popular vote, but certainly with 60% of the Electoral College). And Bond can look on while Missouri's Governor's Mansion is occupied by a Democrat following Roy Blount's defeat!

    November 3, 2007 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  24. J Caprioli - Jersey City, NJ

    Giuliani is full of it. He ignored the recommendations of security experts and his own advisers to move NYC's emergency response HQ from the World Trade Center to Brooklyn after the 1993 attack. As a result, Rudy and his staff went running for cover on 9/11 when WTC 7 came crashing down around them.

    Also, he refused the requests from NYPD and NYFD for new up-to-date communications equipment, resulting in the deaths of dozens of police and firemen on 9/11 who didn't get the evac order.

    Biden is right and Giuliani has no credibility on security or foreign policy and his record on race relations is notoriously horrific. He's the single most unqualified person running for president.

    November 3, 2007 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  25. Andre' J. Perrin, Richardson, TX

    Kit was a loser when I lived in Missouri and he still is

    November 3, 2007 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |