Kit Bond announces retirement from politics in 2010

Thursday, January 8, 2009 | 5:47 p.m. CST; updated 2:08 p.m. CST, Thursday, January 22, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY — In an announcement that caught even some of his closest supporters by surprise, U.S. Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond told the Missouri House of Representatives he will not seek re-election when his term expires in 2010.