Quick, what’s the biggest problem for the new head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee?
How about Mr. Maggie Fox, aka Sen. Mark Udall?
Yes, it seems the senior senator from Colorado is now the junior senator’s burden.
The junior senator is, of course, Michael Bennet, who agreed to bring his magic to the Dems’ bid to keep control of the Senate in 2014.
It seems that Mr. Udall has made something of a habit of not showing up to vote. Granted, he doesn’t seem to have developed a habit of voting “present,” so he might not quite harbor presidential ambitions.
The Rocky Mountain Collegian of Colorado State University did a bit of analysis to learn that Udall missed 4 percent of floor votes from January 1999 to July 2012.
The median for missed votes was 2.4 percent, so Colorado’s own Udall was apparently setting the curve, and not in a good way.
That’s not to say that Bennet won’t be able to pull his pal’s irons out of the fire in two years, but we’re guessing that he’s already playing defense, so look for a dirty, nasty campaign aimed at distracting voters from Udall’s actual record, or absence thereof.