Thursday, February 1, 2007

Out of office due to run for office

Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback has circled the globe (seen in this photo in Iraq) and made several trips to the key primary states as he goes into full presidential campaign mode. But, one place he hasn't spent much time is in the Senate, where the Associate Press is reporting he has missed more than half of his roll call votes this month.

"That's a higher absence rate than any other member of the Senate except Democrat Tim Johnson of South Dakota, who is recovering from a brain hemorrhage he suffered before the new session of Congress began," the AP wrote. "... Before this year, Brownback had a 98 percent voting record."
Brownback spokesman Brian Hart said Brownback "will continue to serve the people of Kansas to the best of his ability."

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