What Senator has missed the most votes of all time?

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    John McCain has missed(not showed up for) 733 votes (most all time missed by anyone in Congress)
     
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    That is not a fair assessment. He's been in Congress since your grandmother was born too.
     
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    Thats not true..there have been several who have been in longer and RARELY missed a vote..In fact 4 have been in longer and have missed zero votes!
     
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    He's a MAVERICK dont you understand!! He's out figting corruption like The Dark Knight.
     
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    Curious where you found this?

    I do know Obama has missed close to 300 votes in his 2 years. McCain has served for 21 years.

    150 per year vs ~35 per year.....

    I don't care how many votes either missed via modern day campaigning.
     
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    Wait...wasn't this the attack Cheney used against Edwards in the 04 VP debates...

    ...you're taking attack cues from Cheney now?
     
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    Hillary Clinton: $340 million worth of home-state projects in last year's spending bills, placing her among the top 10 Senate recipients of what are commonly known as earmarks, according to a new study by a nonpartisan budget watchdog group. [The group is Taxpayers for Common Sense.]

    Barack Obama: $91 million total placed him in the bottom quarter of senators who seek earmarks, the study showed.

    John McCain: One of five senators to reject earmarks entirely, part of his long-standing view that such measures prompt needless spending.
     
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    How many of the other votes that Obama was there for turned out to be the RNC's (Giuliani specifically) claims that he voted "present" rather than "yea or nay" ? That was disturbing to hear, but considering the Republicans were exaggerating on the number of votes Palin received vs Biden, I would also want to see a source.

    The votes McCain missed disturb me just the same too. He was painted as a standup guy/patriot while he was a POW. I'd hate to think he wasn't there to vote. We all have to go to our lousy jobs every day, tell me he wasn't sherking on his responsibility ?
     
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