Bobby Rush

Bobby Lee Rush is an American politician, activist and pastor who served as U.S. representative for , for three decades. A civil rights activist during the 1960s, Rush co-founded the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Bobby Rush has 444 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1992 Call-In. The year with the most videos was 2007 with 29 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2010 with an average of 9,010 views per program. Most appearances with Sheila Jackson Lee (12), Danny Davis (8), Maxine Waters (6). Most common tags: African Americans, Gun Control, Illinois.

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U.S. Representative, D-IL 1st January 3, 1993 - January 2, 2023 Videos: 444

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