Congressman Heath Shuler is one of the lame ducks who has been missing a lot of votes since the November elections, according to Politico, the online newsletter.
Shuler, a Democrat from Waynesville, who has announced he will become a lobbyist for Duke Energy, has missed half of the 16 House votes taken, according to Politico.
Rep. Mike Pence, who was elected governor of Indiana, has missed all the votes. Rep. Ed Towns of New York has missed all but one of his 16 votes. Rep. Connie Mack of Florida, who lost his Senate race has missed nine votes, as has his wife, Re. Mary Bono Mack of California, who lost her House seat.
Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri, who lost his Senate race, has missed 12 or 16 votes.