Three 2020 candidates have missed about half of Senate votes

Three 2020 candidates have missed about half of Senate votes
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Three Democratic 2020 presidential candidates have missed about half of their Senate votes since the beginning of the year. 

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Warren leads in speaking time during debate Democrats wrangle over whether to break up Big Tech in debate first MORE (D-N.J.) has the lowest attendance record for votes in the current Senate, missing more than 52 percent since the start of the 116th Congress in January to the end of September, according to ProPublica numbers first highlighted by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Following Booker, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Warren leads in speaking time during debate MORE (D-Calif.) has missed about 50.5 percent of the votes. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio New study: Full-scale 'Medicare for All' costs trillion over 10 years MORE (I-Vt.) placed third in terms of vote absences, missing 49.8 percent.

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Fellow White House hopefuls and Democratic Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio New study: Full-scale 'Medicare for All' costs trillion over 10 years MORE (Mass.), Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Hunter Biden speaks out amid Ukraine controversy Impeachment threatens to create conflicts for Democratic candidates 2020 primary debate guide: Everything you need to know ahead of the October showdown MORE (Colo.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Warren leads in speaking time during debate MORE (Minn.) all missed more than a quarter of the votes this year, as did former candidate Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandLobbying world 2020 Presidential Candidates Krystal Ball: Yang campaign a 'triumph of substance over the theatre' MORE (D-N.Y.).

Booker and Harris had led with the lowest voting attendance after the year's first session of Congress from January to March. 

Low voting attendance is typical among presidential candidates as they campaign across the country and prepare for debates and other events. The attendance of all of the presidential candidates in the Senate has steadily decreased throughout the year.

The GOP-led Senate has prioritized confirming the president's judicial and Cabinet nominees, which Democratic senators have little hope of hindering from their position the minority.

Republican Sens. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioHillicon Valley: Warren turns up heat in battle with Facebook | Instagram unveils new data privacy feature | Advocacy group seeks funding to write about Big Tech TikTok adds former lawmakers to help develop content moderation policies This week: Congress returns to chaotic Washington MORE (Fla.), Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTrump-GOP tensions over Syria show signs of easing Trump invites congressional leaders to meeting on Turkey Graham opens door to calling Hunter Biden to testify MORE (S.C.) and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump grapples with Turkey controversy This week: Congress returns to chaotic Washington The Hill's Morning Report - Lawmakers return to work as Dem candidates set to debate MORE (Texas) missed the most votes in 2016 when they were campaigning for the presidency. Rubio had the lowest attendance, missing 35 percent of votes in 2015.

The Hill reached out to the Booker, Harris and Sanders campaigns for comment.