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Who Really Represents Illinois?
Meet Your Member: Rep. Bobby L. Rush (IL-01)
Source: Congressional Pictorial Directory, 109th Congress.
|RUSH, Bobby L., a Representative from Illinois; born in Albany, Dougherty County, Ga., November 23, 1946; attended Marshall High School, Marshall, Ill.; B.A., Roosevelt University, Chicago, Ill., 1974; M.A., University of Illinois, Chicago, Ill., 1994; M.A., McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Ill., 1998; United States Army, 1963-1968; insurance agent; alderman, Chicago, Ill., city council, 1983-1993; deputy chairman, Illinois Democratic Party, 1990; unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Chicago, Ill., 1999; minister; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Third and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993-present).
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 2006.
|Summary data about Rep. Bobby L. Rush|
|% of Vote Received in Last General Election*||84.86 %|
|Special Interest Money Ranking||343 out of 433|
|Contributions from Lobbyists Ranking||403 out of 433|
|Contributions from Out-of-State Ranking||375 out of 433|
|Contributions from Small Donors Ranking||134 out of 433|
|Contributions from PACs Ranking||293 out of 433|
|Total Contributions from Lobbyists, 2000-2005||$ 13,600|
|Contributions from Lobbyists Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 3,685|
|Total Privately Funded Travel†||$ 50,001 to $ 60,000|
|Yrs of Service||5.5|
|Privately Funded Travel (with years-of-service multiplier)**||$ 50,001 to $ 60,000|
|Total Contributions from Out-of-State 2000 Cycle to Present||$ 106,900|
|% of Contributions from Out-of-State††||16.90 %|
|Contributions from Out-of-State Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 26,030|
|Contributions from Small Donors||$ 300,965|
|Contributions from Small Donors Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 71,077|
|% of Contributions from Small Donors||32.20 %|
|Contributions from PACs, 2000 Cycle to Present||$ 1,075,062|
|% of Total Contributions from PACs||56.10 %|
|Contributions from Business PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 157,907|
|Contributions from Labor PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 105,404|
|Contributions from PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 271,251|