Sen. Kit Bond Wins Biggest Pork Ranking in New Book


Citizens Against Government Waste is out with its 2009 Congressional Pig Book.

The agency names Sen. Kit Bond as the biggest pork spender in Missouri. According to to the book, Bond appropriated more than $30 million in earmarks during 2009 fiscal year appropriations.

Those projects included $950,000 for ferry service for Route 240 bridge improvements; $950,000 for the Missouri Transportation Institute; $950,000 for downtown revitalization in Joplin; and $475,000 for the planning and design of the Lemay Community Center.

Bond tells KMOX that he's not concerned with the ranking from the watchdog group. "Because they're very uninformed, I hope I do very well," said Bond.