The Detroit News reports Representative Pete Hoekstra has missed 71% of votes — 86 of the 121 votes held — so far this month as he focuses on his Gubernatorial campaign here in Michigan.

Something to ponder: If you didn’t show up for work 71% of the time while you were interviewing for another job, how would your employer respond?

Hoekstra has the most missed votes of any US Representative or Senator from the Michigan delegation. Here’s the breakdown:

Senators
* Carl Levin, D-Detroit: 0.2 percent
* Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing: 0.6 percent

Representatives
* Bart Stupak, D-Menominee: 7.4 percent
* Pete Hoekstra, D-Holland: 15.5 percent
* Vern Ehlers, R-Grand Rapids: 4.2 percent
* Dave Camp, R-Midland: 2.6 percent
* Dale Kildee, D-Flint: 0.1 percent
* Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph: 0.1 percent
* Mark Schauer, D-Battle Creek: 1.2 percent
* Mike Rogers, R-Brighton: 4.1 percent
* Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township: 0.2 percent
* Candice Miller, R-Harrison Township: 0.5 percent
* Thad McCotter, R-Livonia: 1.1 percent
* Sander Levin, D-Royal Oak: 1.2 percent
* Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-Detroit: 5.3 percent
* John Conyers, D-Detroit: 12 percent
* John Dingell, D-Dearborn: 4.5 percent

Source: The Washington Post

If you’re not happy about this, Hoekstra, coincidentally, has recently reintroduced a bill that would allow voters to recall members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. Sounds like the Congressman better be careful about what he wishes for!

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