Kit Bond

From The Star's David Goldstein

Two prominent Republicans were among three dozen civic and political supporters of Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill who met in Kansas City last Monday to hear her plans for re-election.

Both are top officials at Kansas City Southern, where the meeting took place. One was company Chairman Michael Haverty. The other was the meeting’s host, KCS Executive Vice President Warren Erdman, who used to be chief of staff to former Republican Sen. Kit Bond.

“I would like to see her back in the Senate,” Erdman said. “I don’t see her as a polarizing person. I see her as more of a pragmatist. I guess if you had to describe me, I’m a pragmatist. I like things that produce results.”

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