Move over, Georgia: There’s a new craziest primary in the 2014 midterms.
Earlier this week, SaintPetersBlog reported a hilarious and disturbing story on Jake Rush, a conservative attorney challenging freshman U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho for the Republican nomination in Florida’s 3rd congressional district. According to the report, Rush is a longtime member of the Mind’s Eye Society, “a nationwide community of gothic-punk role players who come together to take on personas of vampires and other supernatural beings (known as Kindred), dealing with night-to-night struggles ‘against their own bestial natures, hunters, and each other.'”
A role-playing past is nothing to disqualify a candidate from office in itself, but the actual details of Rush’s experience with the Mind’s Eye Society — some of which are shared here — seriously call his real-world persona as a conservative, family-values straight-shooter into question.
Of course, his opponent in the Republican primary has his share of past controversies as well. When it comes to extreme eccentricity, it’s hard to beat Congressman Ted Yoho.
What follows is a brief comparison of some of Rush and Yoho’s greatest hits, and a question: Which candidate for House in FL-3 is weirder?