Bobby Rush

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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.[1]

He has called Cuba's dictator, Raul Castro, "down-to-earth and kind".[2]

Rush is a sponsor of the communist Medicare for All bills.


  2. “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