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Stephen Colbert Grills Florida's Role-Playing Vampire Candidate (VIDEO)

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Stephen Colbert brought Jake Rush, an attorney challenging Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), onto the show Thursday for his "Better Know A Challenger" segment. The comedian showed up to the interview ready to role-play in full vampire regalia, but Rush -- who went by "Chazz Darling" during his LARPing days -- wasn't game.

So instead Colbert engaged Rush on issues like overseas military intervention, which Yoho opposes. Asked whether the U.S. should have invaded Iraq twice, Rush demurred.

“Stephen, the problem with — well — I don’t know, wars are complicated," he answered.

Colbert almost wringed Rush's position on marriage equality out of him, too, before the role-playing enthusiast gently reminded him that a "thesbian" is an actor.

Watch below, courtesy of Comedy Central:

h/t Mediaite

This post has been updated.