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Former Senator Bond endorses Hartzler for Senate

Kit Bond, a former U.S. senator and governor from Missouri, has endorsed Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler’s campaign in a six-way primary for U.S. Senate.

The seat is open because Senator Roy Blunt is retiring at the end of this term.

“Missourians deserve a senator who knows how to get things done. Vicky has shown during her time in public office that she is a fighter for our armed forces and a fighter for Missouri families,” said Bond. “That’s why she has my full confidence and endorsement to be the next U.S. Senator from Missouri.”

The news of Bond’s endorsement comes on the heels of the first poll showing Hartzler in the lead over former Gov. Eric Greitens. The Greitens campaign was rocked last month by allegations of domestic violence and child abuse by former first lady Sheena Greitens.

Bond served four terms in the U.S. Senate after serving as governor. He was first elected as governor in 1972 at the age of 33, making him the youngest governor in Missouri history.

“I’m incredibly honored to have the support and confidence of Senator Bond. He’s been a champion for our state and the hardworking people who call Missouri home for decades forging a legacy of getting things done and standing for what is right,” said Hartzler. “Our campaign is about saving the heart and soul of this country and it’s a blessing to have Kit partner with me in this fight.”

Hartzler has also been endorsed by U.S. Senator Josh Hawley.