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Bobby Rush's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

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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
90%
2012
100%
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
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
25%
2014
25%
2014
84%
2017-2018
75%
2017
87%
2015-2016
100%
2015
64%
2013
90%
2011
98%
2009-2010
100%
2009
78%
2007-2008
100%
2007
97%
2005-2006
96%
2005
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
89%
2001-2002
86%
2001
93%
2000
91%
1999
100%
1995-1996
100%
2007
65%
2001-2002
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