Bobby Rush

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Birthday
23, 1946
Birthplace
Albany, GA
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
23, 1946 (age 71)
Birthplace
Albany, GA

About

Politician and Democrat who took office as a U.S. Representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district in 1993. He has been an integral member of the Congressional Black Caucus and he made an unsuccessful bid to become the Mayor of Chicago in 1999.

Before Fame

He co-founded the Illinois chapter of the Black Panthers.

Trivia

He became the first person to defeat Barack Obama in an election, which he did in the 2000 Democratic primary for Illinois' 1st congressional district.

Family Life

His son Huey was killed in Chicago at the age of 29.

Associated With

He addressed the House while wearing a hoodie in honor of slain teenager Trayvon Martin on March 28, 2012.