Bobby Rush, born November 23, 1946 (age 76), is a congressman from the South Side of Chicago. He supported Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's nomination of Roland Burris to the U.S. Senate in December 2008, after President-Elect Barack Obama vacated that seat.
As an incumbent, Bobby Rush defeated Barack Obama by more than a 2-1 margin in the primary in 2000.
He has called Cuba's dictator, Raul Castro, "down-to-earth and kind".
Rush is a sponsor of the communist Medicare for All bills.
- ↑ https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14502364
- ↑ “Raul Castro was a very engaging, down-to-earth and kind man, somone who I would favor as a neighbor. It was almost like visiting an old friend.” - Bobby Rush, May 25, 2009 What Liberals Say