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Bobby Rush's Ratings and Endorsements

Office:

Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issue concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

With rare exceptions, Vote Smart displays interest group ratings as a 0-100 percentage. While many interest groups use percentages as ratings to begin with, please note that Vote Smart has translated some ratings to a percentage from a different rating system for consistency and ease in understanding. Please visit the group's website, email us at ratings@votesmart.org or call our Voter Information Hotline at 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2009
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2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2003-2004
5%
2003
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2001-2002
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1999-2000
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2015
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2003-2004
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2013-2014
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2014
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2013-2014
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2013
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2011-2012
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2011
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2003-2004
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2001-2002
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1999-2000
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1999
5%
1997-1998
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1997
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1996
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2019
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2018
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2001
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1995-2003
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1995-1998
96%
1993-1996
50%
2019-2020
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2017-2018
30%
2015-2016
50%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
25%
2009-2010
100%
2001
50%
2014
17%
2011
50%
2009-2010
88%
2007-2008
47%
2005-2006
20%
2000
25%
1999
31%
1995-1996
14%
1993-1994
100%
2020
100%
2020
95%
2018
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2017
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2017
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2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
95%
2014
95%
2013-2014
95%
2013-2014
92%
2013
85%
2011-2012
85%
2011-2012
61%
2007-2008
29%
2001-2002
29%
2001-2002
89%
2012
100%
2009-2010
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2009-2010
100
2007-2008
100
2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2005-2006
80%
2003-2004
80%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
89%
1999-2000
89%
1999-2000
67%
1998
67%
1997
69%
1996
89%
1995
75%
1994
67%
1993
60%
2018
100%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
67%
2003
67%
2001-2002
67%
2005
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
53%
2019-2020
53%
2019-2020
42%
2017-2018
42%
2017-2018
69%
2015-2016
69%
2015-2016
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013-2014
50%
2011-2012
50%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
66%
2005-2006
66%
2005-2006
67%
2003
67%
2001-2002
67%
2001-2002
50%
2000
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
100
2007-2008
100
2007-2008
83%
2005-2006
83%
2005-2006
67%
2003
67%
2003
67%
2001-2002
67%
2001-2002
67%
2001-2002
67%
2001-2002
94%
2020
95%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
95%
2014
95%
2013-2014
95%
2013-2014
92%
2013
85%
2011-2012
85%
2011-2012
44%
2020
73%
2019
71%
2018
41%
2017
69%
2015-2016
44%
2015
50%
2013-2014
62%
2013
81%
2011-2012
75%
2011
67%
2009-2010
62%
2009
17%
2007-2008
34%
2007
85%
2005-2006
67%
2005
67%
2004
67%
2003
67%
2001-2002
50%
1999-2000
50%
1999
50%
1997
75%
1995-1996
50%
1995
67%
1993-1994
0%
2006
91%
2013
91%
2013
9%
2013
7%
2013
87%
2013
87%
2013
13%
2013
13%
2013
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2013
91%
2013
91%
2013
93%
2012
93%
2012
85%
2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
6%
2012
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2011
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2011
88%
2011
88%
2011
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2011
87%
2011
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2011
13%
2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
10%
2011
75%
2011
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2011
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2011
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2010
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2010
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2010
35%
2010
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2010
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2010
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2010
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2010
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2010
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2010
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2009
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2009
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2009
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2009
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2009
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2009
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2009
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2007
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24%
2007
24%
2007
88%
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88%
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2006
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2006
36%
2006
64%
2006
64%
2006
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2006
18%
2006
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2006
78.2%
2006
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2006
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1999
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1998
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1998
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1998
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1998
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1998
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1998
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1996
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1996
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1996
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1996
17%
1996
17%
1996
83%
1996
83%
1996
90%
1996
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1996
100%
2003
75%
2017-2018
9%
2021-2022
6%
2020
9%
2019-2020
3%
2018
0%
2017-2018
3%
2016
0%
2015-2016
4%
2015
0%
2015
6%
2014
13%
2014
9%
2011-2012
2%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
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2006
25%
2014
25%
2014
7%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
33%
2007-2008
45%
2005-2006
16%
2003-2004
100
2007
37%
2021-2022
83%
2019-2020
36%
2019-2020
0%
2017-2018
34%
2015-2016
33%
2015
25%
2013-2014
29%
2013-2014
34%
2013-2014
13%
2013-2014
94%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
13%
2013-2014
50%
2009-2010
57%
2007-2008
40%
2005-2006
33%
2003-2004
9%
2001-2002
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
6%
2009
25%
2009-2010
19%
2003
19%
2003
11%
2012-2013
33%
2017-2018
24%
2015-2016
17%
2015
13%
2013-2014
14%
2012
12%
2011-2012
44%
2009-2010
21%
2007-2008
22%
2005-2006
14%
2003-2004
16%
2001-2002
33%
2019-2020
10%
2005-2006
8%
2003-2004
50%
2019-2020
14%
2017-2018
21%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
14%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
0%
2009-2010
20%
2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
23%
2003-2004
23%
2003
100%
2019-2020
100%
2010
100%
2010
75%
2017-2018
75%
2017-2018
75%
2015-2016
75%
2015-2016
87%
2013-2014
87%
2013-2014
76%
2005-2006
76%
2005-2006
92%
2003-2004
92%
2003-2004
83%
2003
83%
2003
77%
2001-2002
77%
2001-2002
80%
1999-2000
80%
1999-2000
58%
1997-1998
58%
1997-1998
36%
1997
36%
1997
73%
1995-1996
73%
1995-1996
80%
2003-2004
38%
2020
64%
2019
37%
2019
55%
2018
36%
2018
50%
2017
35%
2017
34%
2016
50%
2016
34%
2015
37%
2015
34%
2014
33%
2014
33%
2013
34%
2013
20%
2012
34%
2012
20%
2011
14%
2010
35%
2010
47%
2009
36%
2008
67%
2008
60%
2007
46%
2006
44%
2005
24%
2004
29%
2003
50%
2002
35%
2001
36%
2000
23%
1999
33%
1998
40%
1997
25%
1996
47%
2017-2018
47%
2017-2018
50%
2016
50%
2016
85%
2019
60%
2017-2018
60%
2017-2018
11%
2017
11%
2017
60%
2015-2016
60%
2015-2016
80%
2019-2020
90%
2017-2018
94%
2015-2016
100%
2015
50%
2013-2014
84%
2011-2012
100%
2011
94%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
85%
2001-2002
75%
2001
86%
2000
85%
1999
87%
1997-1998
80%
1997
87%
1996
0%
1997-1998
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
86%
2013-2014
100%
2004
47%
2017-2018
47%
2017-2018
50%
2016
50%
2016
95%
2011
83
2008
100
2007
88%
2005
100%
2004
67%
2003
57%
2015
50%
2014
25%
2013
44%
2012
14%
2006-2012
14%
2006-2012
100%
2014
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
94%
2011-2012
94%
2011-2012
94%
2009-2010
94%
2009-2010
90%
2007-2008
90%
2007-2008
63%
2005-2006
63%
2005-2006
88%
2003-2004
88%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997-1998
86%
1995-1996
86%
1995-1996
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019
96%
2017-2018
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2012
90%
2012
100%
2009-2010
100
2007-2008
93%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2005
95%
2003-2004
89%
2003
100%
2001-2002
88%
1999-2000
96%
1997-1998
90%
1995-1996