FACT CHECK: Sherrod Brown Shows Up For Work, Josh Mandel Doesn’t

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FACT CHECK: Sherrod Brown Shows Up For Work, Josh Mandel Doesn’t

JOSH CLAIMS: Sherrod missed more than 350 votes. THE TRUTH:  Sherrod has a near perfect voting attendance record. 1. Sherrod has a 99% voting record in the Senate and missed only 21 votes since 2007, most of which were when his mother was ill and passed away in 2009. [Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1/10/12; Senate.gov] 2. Sherrod did not miss any votes in the Senate in 2012. [GovTrack] 3. Sherrod has a 97% voting record during his entire time in Congress. [Columbus Dispatch, 9/14/12] Brown Has A 99% Voting Attendance Record In The U.S. Senate.  Since 2007, Senator Brown has missed only 21 votes out of approximately 1,780 roll call votes.  Several of the missed votes were while Sen. Brown’s mother was ill and passed away in early 2009.  [Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1/10/12; Senate.gov] Sherrod Brown Did Not Miss Any Votes In The Senate In 2012. [GovTrack] Headline: “Sherrod Brown’s Attendance Record?  He’s Had Few Misses” [Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1/10/12] Brown Has “A Pretty Strong Voting Record.”  In September 2012, The Columbus Dispatch wrote “Brown was in the U.S. House from 1993 to 2007, when he became senator, and missed 351 roll-call votes over that span, according to the Mandel campaign. Truth is, that’s a pretty strong voting record. According to GovTrack, which records every vote in Congress, Brown has a 97 percent voting record during his entire time in Congress.”  [Columbus Dispatch, 9/14/12]