U.S. Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana has the 6th highest absentee rate in the U.S. Senate, based on a new analysis.
According to a review conducted by online news site Vocativ in partnership with GovTrack.us, Vitter has missed 197 of the 3,196 votes since he took office in 2005, giving him about a 6.16 percent absentee rate.
The Senate average is 2.01 percent.
Vitter, a Republican, is running for governor this year. He’s the only member of Louisiana’s congressional delegation named among the top 10 absentee rates for either the U.S. Senate or U.S. House.