McDaniel, Sojourner absent but listed as voting yes on Wright

Due to Senate parliamentary procedure, Sens. Chris McDaniel and Melanie Sojourner are listed as having voted in favor of confirming Carey Wright as state superintendent of education yesterday, a vote which would appear to put them at odds with their fellow Conservative Coalition members.

But neither lawmaker was there. McDaniel had events scheduled Tuesday for his U.S. Senate campaign, which Sojourner is helping to run.

Geoff Pender
Clarion Ledger