Politico reports that while the US Congress is poised to vote on “the biggest government intervention in the financial markets since the Great Depression” it’s unlikely that any of the Senators on the presidential campaign trail will be there.

John McCain has no plans to return to Washington this week, even though on Monday he expressed discomfort with Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s trillion-dollar bailout plan and has offered his own rescue proposal.

“Sen. McCain is monitoring the situation closely,” said campaign co-manager Steve Schmidt on a conference call Monday. “We will see how this unfolds this week.”

Barack Obama and his VP running mate Joe Biden also look like they’ll be no-shows in Washington for the vote.

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Peter Fray

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