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Bobby Rush's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Defense

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5%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
25%
2009-2010
6%
2007-2008
17%
2005-2006
24%
1998-2002
11%
1997
8%
1996
90%
2013-2014
92%
2011-2012
66%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
92%
2007
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
86%
1999-2000
13%
2001-2010
13%
2001-2010
87%
2013
87%
2013
93%
2012
93%
2012
60%
2011
60%
2011
71%
2010
71%
2010
54%
2009
54%
2009
0%
2008
0%
2008
91%
2007
91%
2007
57%
2006
57%
2006
83%
2005
83%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
80%
2002
80%
2002
75%
2001
75%
2001
90%
2000
90%
2000
54%
1999
54%
1999
75%
1998
75%
1998
92%
1997
92%
1997
100%
1996
100%
1996
75%
1995
75%
1995
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