Florida GOP Candidate Jacob Rush Is a Big Fan of Vampire Role-Playing

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"As I travel the district, I hear the exact same things," Florida Republican congressional candidate Jacob A. Rush writes on his campaign website. "People are nervous; they don't understand their government anymore -- it literally makes no sense."

Rush, however, has now been outed as an active member of an intricate and bizarre vampire role-playing society. It makes people nervous. We don't understand it. It literally makes no sense.

Rush, a 35-year-old lawyer and former sheriff's deputy in Gainesville, announced earlier this month he's entered the Republican primary in Florida's Third District to take on Tea Party fave Ted Yoho. According to Saint Petersblog, however, rumors soon began swirling about his gothic hobbies.

Apparently, Rush has been active in an intricate vampire-themed role-playing game called Mind's Eye Theater. There's really no way to explain this game in non-geeky terms, but we'll try our best. The game is based on Vampire: The Masquerade, a traditional table-top role-playing game created by White Wolf Studios. Mind's Eye participants have taken this one step further by dressing as their characters and playing a live-action version of the game. They also have a version of the game they play online. Basically, they adopt fantasy characters and pretend to go on quests and whatnot together, and their interactions are governed by a loose set of rules. The website also says they do stuff for charity. So geek stuff for a good cause?

Rush appears to have done a good job of deleting most of his internet trail related to the game, but St. Petersblog has discovered a page detailing photos that Rush (under the username "JRush") had uploaded to a Wiki connected to the game. This, of course, included hilarious images of Rush in costume.

Here is Rush's portrait from his law firm's website:

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14 comments
lmoney
lmoney

oh my God ahahaha I used to wait on this guy when I worked downtown, he came into the restaurant like this on Halloween

Jorge F. Jorge
Jorge F. Jorge

Do these guys even think before opening their mouths ?

Joseph Mazon
Joseph Mazon

And this guy is a Republican? BWHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Tom Morris
Tom Morris

He needs to keep the long hair. Vampires are supposed to have awesome long hair like me. Just saying. I'm not a vampire nor into roleplaying games and stuff, but I totally wouldn't count this against him. It just shows he's a nerd and I respect that. Meanwhile, I am the BIGGEST FREAKING NERD YOU WILL EVER FIND. (That's why I'm an engineer!)

Jay Lee Mendez
Jay Lee Mendez

And there goes his chances... might as well wear a cowboy hat and holler.... YeeHaw

Alex Anico
Alex Anico

^At least this one is open about it

Oscar Diaz
Oscar Diaz

Aman Siddiqui because you have never put on a costume and said " I'm going to kill you grrrrraaahh"

FatHand
FatHand

Awwww, he's in a club! Perhaps it's not a country club, but fuck country clubs anyway. It's actually refreshing to have a white male Republican that is not into traditional white male Republican crap. 

Aman Siddiqui
Aman Siddiqui

Another Bloodsucker in Congress......Just what we need......!!??

Lynxx3
Lynxx3

LOL! What a looney tune. Great job ousting him. The people should know this before voting. Can you see these pictures being used by his Opponents in a Campaign Ad?

Too funny!

Dave9000
Dave9000

Oh those GOP family values.


I just hope he doesn't stand too close to a microwave with those metallic pants. That could cook the family jewels.

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