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Frederica Wilson Had Worst Attendance Out of Florida's Congressional Delegation

No member of Florida's congressional delegation missed more votes this year than South Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson.

In fact, South Florida Democrats -- excluding Rep. Alcee Hastings -- had some of the worst attendance records in the state, as Wilson, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Rep. Ted Deutch missed a combined 231 votes this year. The other 22 House members from Florida missed a combined total of 406.

Wilson's 117 missed votes -- out of the 948 votes in the House of Representatives this year -- is the most missed out of all of the state's congressional delegation by a healthy margin, although it should be noted she was out for a while after having gallbladder surgery.

The New York Times notes that excluding House Speaker John Boehner, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and delegates who can vote only on amendments, the missed-votes average for the rest of the House is under 3 percent.

Wilson missed more than 12 percent.

Statewide, both parties had members with good attendance and not-so-good attendance.

Republican Reps. Bill Young and Connie Mack missed 98 and 42 votes, respectively, and on the Democratic side, Rep. Kathy Castor missed 67, Wasserman Schultz missed 62, and Deutch missed 52.

Twelve House members nationwide didn't miss a single vote, including Florida Rep. Sandy Adams.

South Florida's other representatives didn't miss too many votes -- Rep. Allen West missed two, Rep. David Rivera missed three, and Rep. Alcee Hastings missed five.

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Out of the Senate's 235 votes, Sen. Marco Rubio missed 21, and Sen. Bill Nelson missed two.


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