Strickland Missed 40 Percent of Congressional Votes When Running for Governor

Ted Strickland / AP

Ted Strickland missed nearly 40 percent of votes in Congress as a Democratic representative for Ohio when running for the office of governor in 2006.

Strickland, now a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Ohio, represented the 6th district from 1993 to 1994 and 1997 to 2006, during which time he missed 364 roll-call votes, or over 5 percent of the total votes held throughout his career, according to GovTrack. The median percentage of roll-call votes missed by representatives serving in 2006 was 2.9 percent.

A Dozen States Begin 2015 With Lower Taxes

Scott Walker / AP

Residents of 12 states–Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin–will have a happier 2015 thanks to lower tax bills, the Washington Times reported Monday.