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Bobby Rush's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Arts, Entertainment, and History

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2013
87%
2013
87%
2013
86%
2013
86%
2013
91%
2013
91%
2013
13%
2013
13%
2013
0%
2013
91%
2013
91%
2013
6%
2012
89%
2012
89%
2012
0%
2012
0%
2012
85%
2012
85%
2012
93%
2012
93%
2012
95%
2012
95%
2012
0%
2012
90%
2011
90%
2011
88%
2011
88%
2011
10%
2011
10%
2011
87%
2011
87%
2011
75%
2011
75%
2011
13%
2011
13%
2011
25%
2011
25%
2011
0%
2011
34%
2010
34%
2010
60%
2010
60%
2010
66%
2010
66%
2010
72%
2010
72%
2010
35%
2010
35%
2010
65%
2010
65%
2010
39%
2010
39%
2010
27%
2010
27%
2010
89%
2009
89%
2009
23%
2009
23%
2009
77%
2009
77%
2009
70%
2009
70%
2009
66%
2009
66%
2009
34%
2009
34%
2009
0%
2009
30%
2009
30%
2009
0%
2007
17.2%
2007
17.2%
2007
78%
2007
78%
2007
73%
2007
73%
2007
92%
2007
92%
2007
24%
2007
24%
2007
22%
2007
22%
2007
82.8%
2007
82.8%
2007
64%
2006
64%
2006
36%
2006
36%
2006
81%
2006
81%
2006
88%
2006
88%
2006
18%
2006
18%
2006
10%
2006
10%
2006
21.8%
2006
21.8%
2006
78.2%
2006
78.2%
2006
14%
2005
14%
2005
10%
2005
10%
2005
96%
2005
96%
2005
3%
2005
87%
2005
87%
2005
26%
2005
26%
2005
72%
2005
72%
2005
90%
2005
90%
2005
88%
2004
88%
2004
91%
2004
91%
2004
81%
2004
81%
2004
18%
2004
18%
2004
0%
2004
7%
2004
85%
2003
85%
2003
32%
2003
32%
2003
68%
2003
68%
2003
15%
2003
15%
2003
0%
2003
89%
2003
89%
2003
92%
2003
92%
2003
8%
2003
18%
2002
18%
2002
87%
2002
87%
2002
6%
2002
84%
2002
84%
2002
14%
2002
14%
2002
14%
2002
14%
2002
92%
2002
92%
2002
81%
2002
81%
2002
18%
2001
18%
2001
82%
2001
82%
2001
20%
2001
20%
2001
80%
2001
80%
2001
0%
2001
96%
2001
96%
2001
83%
2000
83%
2000
97%
2000
97%
2000
0%
2000
0%
2000
95%
2000
95%
2000
17%
2000
17%
2000
0%
1999
87%
1999
87%
1999
0%
1999
0%
1999
89%
1999
89%
1999
95%
1999
95%
1999
72%
1998
72%
1998
23%
1998
23%
1998
96%
1998
96%
1998
2%
1998
14%
1998
14%
1998
85%
1998
85%
1998
83%
1996
83%
1996
0%
1996
89%
1996
89%
1996
17%
1996
17%
1996
0%
1996
90%
1996
90%
1996
100%
2003
75%
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