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Focused on presidential bid, Ron Paul has missed 92 percent of votes in 2012
|Last Edited||Jason Apr 05, 2012 04:42pm|
|News Date||Thursday, April 5, 2012 10:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) has missed nearly 92 percent of House votes this year while campaigning for president. |
Paul’s bid for the White House has lost steam in recent weeks, but he has given little indication he will drop out of the race. The congressman has announced he will not seek a 10th term.
The libertarian lawmaker has called for slashing congressional pay and perks. If elected commander in chief, Paul — who now makes $174,000 a year — has pledged to take a salary of $39,336, “approximately equal to the median income of the American worker,” according to his campaign website.
It is not uncommon for Republican and Democratic members running for the White House to miss congressional votes. For example, then-Sens. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.) were rarely seen on Capitol Hill during their 2008 presidential primary clash.