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Senators for President: They Want to Lead Next Year. What Are They Doing Now?

Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Marco Rubio, and Senator Bernie Sanders are running to take office as President of the United States in 2017. They say they want to lead the nation to a better future. Of course, each of these men is a leader right now. They are 3 out of a club of 100 U.S. Senators who have tremendous power to shape the nation. They want to lead next year. What have they been doing lately?

To find out, I looked at the 50 most recent roll call votes, stretching from January 21, 2016 all the way back to the beginning of the month of November, 2015. Here’s how often each was marked absent from those 50 roll call votes:

Roll Call AWOL: Who is missing U.S. Senate votes while running for President?

Say what you like about the substance of Ted Cruz’s politics, but at least the man shows up. As often as not, Marco Rubio and Bernie Sanders are too busy trying to get their next leadership job to pay attention to leading right here, right now.

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