Your Friday Morning Republican Juggernaut Update

Our Kathy has beenslacking off lately.

Republican Rep. Katherine Harris missed 13 of the 14 votes cast in the House of Representatives between her victory in Florida’s Sept. 5 primary and Wednesday evening.

Her opponent in the November general election, Sen. Bill Nelson, hasn’t missed a single vote in that chamber, including votes cast the day of the primary.


“She’s a retiring member of Congress running for U.S. Senate – she’s got to balance numerous things,” said Jennifer Marks, a spokeswoman for Harris’ campaign.


“Bill’s doing the job Floridians elected him to do,” said Bryan Gulley, a Nelson campaign spokesman. “That’s being their advocate in the Senate.”


Illinois Democrat Lane Evans has missed the most House votes since 1991, according to a database maintained by the Washington Post. Evans missed 437 votes, 39.3 percent of all votes cast, according to the Web site.

Harris ranks 35th out of 435 House members on the Post’s list, having missed 101 votes, or 9.3 percent.

Nelson missed 10 votes, or 1.6 percent, for a rank of 55th among the 100 senators, according to the Post database.