As you can imagine, this was all good news for his political opponents. When you're a politician looking for dirt on your rivals and you stumble upon Chazz Darling, Cocaine Dracula of Discord, you pretty much get to take the rest of the election off. Chazz Darling is the Holy Grail of uncovered dirt, and Jake's opponents absolutely used it against him. Jake was defeated by a man named Yoho, who to our knowledge was not any kind of gnoll or werewolf.
Rush tried to stand by his LARPing hobby, asserting that he never tried to hide it, but only after he failed in his attempts to hide it. And to be fair, there's nothing inherently wrong with LARPing, but it turns out people aren't too thrilled about the prospect of electing a representative who fantasizes about turning into a vampire and dismembering women in vans. And he seemed supremely annoyed and embarrassed when Stephen Colbert interviewed him as a vampire lord, because apparently centuries of erotic undeath has not helped Chazz Darling develop a sense of humor about his condition.