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{{Neutral vote}} On January 15, 2014, the [[Republican]]-run [[U.S. House|House]] approved [http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll021.xml H.R. 3547], a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.<ref name="cnnhousevote">[http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/15/politics/house-spending-bill/ ''CNN.com'', "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014]</ref><ref name="vote">[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll021.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014]</ref> The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 [[Republicans]] and 3 [[Democrats]] voting against the bill.<ref name="vote"/> The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.<ref>[http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/house-passes-1-1-trillion-omnibus-prewrite/ ''Roll Call'', "House Passes $1.1 Trillion Omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014]</ref> It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and left the [[Healthcare.gov website rollout|Affordable Care Act]] without any drastic cuts. Rush did not vote on the bill.<ref name="cnnhousevote"/><ref name="vote"/>
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{{Neutral vote}} On January 15, 2014, the [[Republican]]-run [[U.S. House|House]] approved [http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll021.xml H.R. 3547], a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.<ref name="cnnhousevote">[http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/15/politics/house-spending-bill/ ''CNN.com'', "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014]</ref><ref name="vote">[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2014/roll021.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014]</ref> The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 [[Republicans]] and 3 [[Democrats]] voting against the bill.<ref name="vote"/> The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.<ref>[http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/house-passes-1-1-trillion-omnibus-prewrite/ ''Roll Call'', "House Passes $1.1 Trillion Omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014]</ref> It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the [[Internal Revenue Service]] and the [[Environmental Protection Agency]] and left the [[Healthcare.gov website rollout|Affordable Care Act]] without any drastic cuts. Rush did not vote on the bill.<ref name="cnnhousevote"/><ref name="vote"/>
  
 
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Bobby L. Rush
Bobby Rush.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 1
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1993-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorCharles Hayes (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$2.01 in 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,569,105
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sRoosevelt University, University of Illinois at Chicago
Master'sMcCormick Theological Seminary
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1963-1968
Personal
BirthdayNovember 23, 1946
Place of birthAlbany, Georgia
ProfessionInsurance Agent, Civil Rights Leader
Net worth$375,000.50
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Bobby Lee Rush (b. November 23, 1946, in Albany, GA) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Rush was elected by voters from Illinois' 1st Congressional District. Rush was first elected to the U.S. House in 1992.[1]

Rush won re-election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

He is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[4] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Rush is one of the most reliable Democratic votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Democratic Party in Congress.

Biography

Rush was born in Albany, GA, on November 23, 1946.[1] He was honorably discharged from the Army and is an ordained minister with a Master’s Degree in Theology.[1]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Rush serves on the following committees:[6][7]

  • Energy and Commerce Committee
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Power - Ranking Member
    • Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

2011-2012

Rush served on the following committees:[8]

  • Energy and Commerce Committee
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade
    • Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Power

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[9] For more information pertaining to Rush's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[10]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Rush voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[11]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Yea3.png Rush voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[11]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Rush voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[12] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[11]

NDAA

Yea3.png Rush voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[11]

Economy

Farm bill

Neutral/Abstain On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, known as the Farm Bill.[13] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill provides for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[14][15] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[15] Rush did not vote on the bill.

2014 Budget

Neutral/Abstain On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[16][17] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and 3 Democrats voting against the bill.[17] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[18] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and left the Affordable Care Act without any drastic cuts. Rush did not vote on the bill.[16][17]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Neutral/Abstain On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[19] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[20] Rush did not vote on the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[21]

Neutral/Abstain The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[22] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Rush did not vote on HR 2775.[23]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Rush voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[11]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Nay3.png Rush voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[11]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Nay3.png Rush voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[11]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Yea3.png Rush voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[11]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Rush voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[24]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Bobby Rush's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Rush is a Hard-Core Liberal. Rush received a score of 76 percent on social issues and 2 percent on economic issues.[25]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[26]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Opposes
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Favors
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Strongly Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[25]

National security

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

On August 29, 2013, more than 50 House Democrats signed a letter written by California Rep. Barbara Lee that called for a congressional resolution on strikes, and cautioned that the dire situation in Syria "should not draw us into an unwise war—especially without adhering to our constitutional requirements."[27][28] The letter also called on the Obama administration to work with the U.N. Security Council “to build international consensus” condemning the alleged use of chemical weapons. Rush was one of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.[27][28]

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois' 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Rush is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[4] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Illinois' 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Rush won election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 1st District. Rush defeated opponent Donald Peloquin (R) in the general election.[29]

Fred Smith was endorsed in the Democratic primary over Rush.[2] Rush had been criticized by govtrack.us for having the "fourth worst missed-vote record in Congress — 13.2 percent."[2] He also took critique from suburban mayors who "grumble that he's less responsive to their constituents' needs than to those of city residents."[2] The redrawn 1st District, reaching into rural Will County, will bring in many more suburban voters.[2]

Rush defeated Democratic challengers Jordan Sims, Clifford Russell, Jr., Fred Smith, Raymond Lodato and Harold Bailey in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[3] In the Republican primary Donald Peloquin defeated candidates Frederick Collins and Jimmy Lee Tillman II.[3]

U.S. House, Illinois District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBobby Rush Incumbent 73.8% 236,854
     Republican Donald Peloquin 26.2% 83,989
Total Votes 320,843
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"
U.S. House, Illinois District 1 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBobby Rush Incumbent 83.8% 64,533
Jordan Sims 2.6% 1,980
Clifford Russell, Jr. 3.1% 2,412
Fred Smith 2.9% 2,232
Raymond Lodato 4.2% 3,210
Harold Bailey 3.4% 2,598
Total Votes 76,965

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rush is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Rush raised a total of $3,569,105 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[40]

Bobby Rush's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Illinois, District 1) Won $498,765
2010 U.S. House (Illinois, District 1) Won $532,447
2008 U.S. House (Illinois, District 1) Won $431,209
2006 U.S. House (Illinois, District 1) Won $575,304
2004 U.S. House (Illinois, District 1) Won $469,975
2002 U.S. House (Illinois, District 1) Won $256,928
2000 U.S. House (Illinois, District 1) Won $804,477
Grand Total Raised $3,569,105

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Rush's reports.[41]

Bobby L. Rush (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[42]April 15, 2013$24,438.29$60,550.00$(22,906.11)$62,082.18
July Quarterly[43]July 14, 2013$62,082.18$58,350.00$(72,678.15)$47,754.03
October Quarterly[44]October 13, 2013$47,754.03$39,001.00$(48,248.83)$38,506.20
Year-end[45]January 31, 2014$38,506$53,500$(40,505)$51,500
Pre-Primary[46]March 6, 2014$51,500$0$(4,314)$47,186
April Quarterly[47]April 15, 2014$47,186$20,000$(8,535)$58,650
Running totals
$231,401$(197,187.09)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Rush's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Rush won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Rush's campaign committee raised a total of $498,765 and spent $476,407.[48] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[49]

Cost per vote

Rush spent $2.01 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Rush's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Rush won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Rush's campaign committee raised a total of $532,447 and spent $555,188 .[50]

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Rush's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $250,001 and $500,000. That averages to $375,000.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Rush ranked as the 300th most wealthy representative in 2012.[51] Rush's starting negative calculated net worth[52] increased. Between 2004 and 2014, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[53]

Bobby Rush Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$0
2012$375,000
Growth from 2004 to 2012:N/A
Average annual growth:N/A
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[54]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Rush is a "far-left Democrat," as of July 29, 2014. This was the same rating Rush received in June 2013. [55]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[56]

Rush most often votes with:

Rush least often votes with:

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.

2013

Rush ranked 27th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[57]

2012

Rush ranked 1st in the liberal rankings in 2012.[58]

2011

Rush ranked 57th in the liberal rankings in 2011.[59]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Rush voted with the Democratic Party 93.2 percent of the time, which ranked 102nd among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[60]

2013

Rush voted with the Democratic Party 95.8 percent of the time, which ranked 49th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[61]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Rush missed 2,222 of 14,527 roll call votes from January 1993 to July 2014. This amounts to 15.3 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[62]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Rush paid his congressional staff a total of $1,162,963 in 2011. He ranked 24th on the list of the highest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 28th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Illinois ranked 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[63]

Personal

In addition to his congressional responsibilities, Rush is the pastor of the Beloved Community Christian Church of Chicago.[1] Rush and his wife of 31 years, Carolyn, have a blended family with six children, including a son who lost his life to gun violence in 1999.[1]

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Congressman Bobby Rush Serving Illinois' 1st Congressional District, "Biography," accessed October 28, 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Chicago Tribune, "Contested races for the U.S. House," accessed March 12, 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 ABC News 7, "Election Results Primary 2012," accessed March 20, 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 Associated Press, "Primary Election 2014," accessed March 18, 2014
  5. Rush, Bobby L, "Biographical Information," accessed October 28, 2011
  6. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  7. U.S. House of Representatives, "Committee Assignments," accessed March 29, 2014
  8. Congressman Bobby L. Rush Serving Illinois' 1st Congressional District, "Committees and Caucuses," accessed October 28, 2011
  9. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  10. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 Project Vote Smart, "Bobby Rush Key Votes," accessed October 1, 2013
  12. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  13. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  14. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
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  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  18. Roll Call, "House Passes $1.1 Trillion Omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  19. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
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  21. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  22. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  23. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  24. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  25. 25.0 25.1 On The Issues, "Bobby Rush Vote Match," accessed June 26, 2014
  26. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
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  28. 28.0 28.1 Washington Post, "More than 50 House Democrats also want Syria strike resolution," accessed September 2, 2013
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  49. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013
  50. Open Secrets, "Bobby L Rush 2010 Election Cycle," accessed October 28, 2011
  51. OpenSecrets, "Bobby Rush (D-IL), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
  52. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
  53. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  54. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
  55. GovTrack, "Bobby Rush," accessed July 29, 2014
  56. OpenCongress, "Rep. Bobby Rush," accessed July 29, 2014
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  63. LegiStorm, "Bobby Rush," accessed 2012
Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Hayes (D)
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois, District 1
1993-Present
Succeeded by
NA