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1st Congressional District Democratic nominee: Bobby Rush

Congressman Bobby Rush, running for re-election in the 1st District, in 2016. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times

Democrat Bobby Rush is the Sun-Times’ endorsed candidate in the 1st Congressional District race.

The Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board sent the nominees for the 1st Congressional District in Illinois a list of questions to find out their views on a range of important issues facing their district and the country. Democrat Bobby Rush did not respond to requests to complete a questionnaire.


Ahead of the historic 2018 elections, the Sun-Times is teaming up weekly with the Better Government Association, in print and online, to fact-check the truthfulness of the candidates. You can find all of the PolitiFact Illinois stories we’ve reported together here.


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