A Senator from Scipio, Rush worked closely with Senator Padmé Amidala early in her career. The two were romantically linked, until she insisted they return their relationship to a strictly professional level. With regret, Clovis respected her wishes. He continued to serve his people in the Senate, and became an influential representative of the InterGalactic Banking Clan. When the Clone Wars erupted, many in the Senate and Jedi Order suspected Rush's loyalty to the Republic. It was believed that the Banking Clan was secretly funding the Separatists.