Baron Rush Clovis was a Human male who served as the representative of Scipio and a delegate for the InterGalactic Banking Clan in the Galactic Senate a couple of years before and during the Clone Wars.
When Clovis entered the Senate, he formed a relationship with fellow first-year senator, Padmé Amidala. Amidala, the senator of Naboo , served with Clovis on several committees, and the two eventually became romantically involved. Amidala soon insisted that they keep their relationship strictly professional, however—a request that was not well received by Clovis. Clovis continued in his post as senator, until the outbreak of the galaxy-wide Clone Wars between the Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems in 22 BBY. As a senatorial delegate for the Confederate-allied InterGalactic Banking Clan, Clovis began clandestine dealings with Separatist interests on behalf of the clan while maintaining his appearance as a Republic Loyalist. In the early days of the war, the Banking Clan invested heavily in the creation of a new droid factory for the Separatist Droid Army to be rebuilt on the Outer Rim world of Geonosis. The factory was a joint venture with the Trade Federation, necessitating that Clovis work alongside fellow covert Confederate operative, Senator Lott Dod, and Geonosian Archduke Poggle the Lesser. Unbeknownst to Clovis, the Jedi suspected him of treason, and so asked his former flame, Padmé Amidala, to gather information on his dealings. Under the belief that Amidala was interested in resurrecting their relationship, Clovis allowed the Naboo Senator to accompany him to a meeting with Dod and Poggle on Cato Neimoidia, during which she discovered his allegiance to the Confederacy and his investments in the new Geonosian droid foundry.
Before Amidala could relate this information back to the Jedi Order, she was poisoned by Dod, who hoped to use her as leverage over Clovis in their financial dealings. Amidala's poisoning was discovered by her secret husband, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, who was posing undercover as her security guard. Understanding that his former love's life was in danger, Clovis assisted Skywalker in his attempt to get her off of Cato Neimoidia, during which he confronted Dod and forced his co-conspirator to provide them with an antidote to Amidala's poison. Despite his aid in removing Amidala from Lott Dod's palace, Skywalker was still bitter with Clovis due to his advances on Amidala, and so left the Senator on Cato Neimoidia to face the wrath of Dod and Poggle the Lesser.
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