Tags: Bachmann Misses Votes While Campaigning

Bachmann Misses Votes While Campaigning

Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 11:13 AM

By Dan Weil

Republican presidential candidate and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann apparently finds it difficult to balance her congressional duties with her presidential campaign. She has skipped more than 35 percent of House votes since officially beginning her presidential bid June 27, The Hill reports.

bachmann misses votesThat total dwarfs the amount of votes missed by the other two GOP House members seeking the White House – Ron Paul of Texas and Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan.

Bachmann, the House Tea Party Caucus chairwoman who has established herself as a solid No. 2 in polls behind front-runner Mitt Romney, has missed 50 of 135 votes since formally initiating her White House quest. That’s a 37 percent miss rate.

By contrast Paul has an 8 percent miss rate – skipping 25 of 307 votes since the official start of his campaign – and McCotter has a 10 percent miss rate – having been absent for 13 of 135 votes.




© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Tom DeLay: Rick Perry's White House Hopes Likely Hurt by Charges

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 19:46 PM

Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said Saturday he can relate to any fallout from the indictment dogging forme . . .

Obama Budget Sets up Battle With GOP-controlled Congress

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 14:39 PM

After a year of relative peace in Washington's budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget  . . .

Giuliani Endorses Palm Beach Candidate

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 11:08 AM

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has endorsed a longtime friend in his campaign for re-election to the town coun . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved