The Candidate: Bobby L. Rush
The Race: Democratic Party Candidate for First Congressional District of Illinois.
The Buzz: Originally from Albany, Georgia, Rush moved to Chicago with his mother during the Great Migration. He has been an active member in the First Congressional District of Illinois since 1993. In addition, he is a pastor of the Beloved Community Christian Church of Chicago. In 2012, Rush was asked to leave the House floor after wearing a hoodie in protest the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Rush holds the distinction of being the only man to electorally defeat Barack Obama in a 2000 congressional primary.