Sen. hopefuls taking attendance in 4 states

In this Oct. 7, 2014, photo, Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., makes a comment during a live televised debate with North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis at UNC-TV studios in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Lawmakers run from chairing committees to giving speeches to casting votes, raising campaign money all the while. It’s what they do, whether serving on Capitol Hill or at the statehouse. No one has perfect attendance. When North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Tillis criticized Hagan for acknowledging that she couldn’t attend an Armed Services Committee hearing because of a campaign fundraiser, Tillis knew that he’d missed days at work as state House speaker to raise money, too. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, Pool)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawmakers run from chairing committees to giving speeches to casting votes, raising campaign money all the while. It’s what they do, whether serving on Capitol Hill or at the statehouse. No one has perfect attendance.

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