Kit Bond
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"Christopher Samuel "Kit" Bond" is a former United States Senate/United States Senator from Missouri and a member of the Republican Party (United States)/Republican Party. First elected to the U.S. Senate in United States Senate elections, 1986/1986, he defeated Democratic Party (United States)/Democrat Harriett Woods by a margin of 53%-47%. He was re-elected in United States Senate elections, 1992/1992, United States Senate election in Missouri, 1998/1998, and United States Senate election in Missouri, 2004/2004. On January 8, 2009, he announced that he would not seek re-election to a fifth term in United States Senate election in Missouri, 2010/2010, and was succeeded by current Senator Roy Blunt on January 3, 2011. Following his retirement from the Senate, Bond became a partner at Thompson Coburn.

Before his career in the U.S. Senate, Bond served two non-consecutive terms as Governor of Missouri, from 1973 to 1977 and from 1981 to 1985. He was previously State Auditor of Missouri from 1971 to 1973.

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