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    How do Colo. Senators Udall and Bennet stack against Susan Collins’ 5,000 vote streak? (infographic)

    As the Washington Post reported today, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has cast her 5,000th consecutive vote, making her voting streak the third-longest for any senator in U.S. history. The news made me wonder, “Do Colorado senators have any noteworthy voting streaks?”

    As these numbers indicate, the answer is no (all figures and graphics come from govtrack.us):

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    Sen. Bennet’s voting record

    From January 2009 to Jul 2012, Sen. Bennet missed 6 of the 1095 recorded votes. This means he missed 1.0 percent of all votes during that time, making his voting record better than the 2.4 percent median.

    Sen. Udall’s voting record

     From January 1999 to July 2012, Sen. Udall missed 332 of the 7626 recorded votes. This means he missed 4.0 percent of all votes during that time, making his voting record worse than the 2.4 percent median. A closer look at this graph shows that, for a period spanning 2008 and 2009, Udall missed between 20 percent – 30 percent of all votes.

    And just in case you were curious about those who serve Colorado in the House of Representatives:

    • From Jan 1997 to Jul 2012, Rep. Diana Degette (D) missed 4.0 percent of recorded or roll call votes.
    • From Jan 2009 to Jul 2012, Rep. Jared Polis (D) also missed 4.0 percent of recorded or roll call votes.
    • From Jan 2011 to Jul 2012, Rep. Scott Tipton (R) missed 0.0 percent (five in total) of recorded or roll call votes.
    • From Jan 2011 to Jul 2012, Rep. Cory Gardner (R) missed 2.0 percent of recorded or roll call votes.
    • From Jan 2007 to Jul 2012, Rep. Doug Lamborn (R) missed 2.0 percent of recorded or roll call votes.
    • From Jan 2009 to Jul 2012, Rep. Mike Coffman (R) missed 1.0 percent of recorded or roll call votes.

     

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