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Florida Newspaper to Rubio: Do Your Job or Resign

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has repeatedly been criticized for missed votes in the Senate. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

One of the highest-circulation newspapers in Florida is calling on Sen. Marco Rubio to resign because he's missed many votes while seeking the GOP presidential nomination.  

The Sun-Sentinel, based in Broward County, north of Miami, questioned Rubio's Senate paycheck and Affordable Care Act subsidy, arguing that he's "ripping us off." The editorial board noted that other senators running for president, such as Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., have voted far more consistently as they seek the White House. Rubio has voted 66 percent of the time, according to CQ Vote Watch , easily the lowest for any senator this year.  

Bernie Sanders Vs. the Media

Democratic presidential candidate Sanders speaks during a town meeting Monday at the White Mountain Chalet in Berlin, N.H. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

COLUMBIA, S.C. — On tour here last week, Bernard Sanders, the unlikeliest of presidential candidate rock stars, played all his populist hits: "income inequality," "Wall Street reform," and "tax the rich." Then the Vermont senator threw in his unique cover of an old campaign trail classic: "hatin' on the media."  

As an estimated 2,700 fervent Sanders supporters looked on in a packed, humid South Carolina conference center, the 2016 Democratic hopeful talked — between screams of “I love you Bernie!” — about income inequality, health care, the untaxed rich, the wealthy political donor class, racial inequality, and yes, the media.