Stephen Colbert Mocks Jeb Bush ‘Late Show’ Raffle With Raffle of His Own (Video)

Late-night host takes on first night guest for offering tickets to show in exchange for campaign contribution

Stephen Colbert is taking on Jeb Bush’s plan to raffle off tickets to the Presidential candidate’s “Late Show” appearance in true Colbert fashion–with a raffle.

After Bush was named as one of the guests for Colbert’s first episode as host of “The Late Show” Sept. 8, Bush sent an email to supporters saying that if they donated to his campaign, they would be automatically entered to win a trip to New York to see the taping of the show.

“All you have to do is donate $3 to Jeb’s campaign,” Colbert said in a video released Wednesday mocking the scheme. “And if you can’t afford $3, you’re probably not voting for Jeb Bush.”

“I think the contest is a great idea, but here’s the thing: no one from Jeb’s campaign asked me if this was OK with me to raise money off my first show,” he continued. “Where’s my cut of that sweet three bucks, governor?”

So, Colbert announced, he is staging his own raffle in which fans will donate $3 or more to the wounded soldier charity The Yellow Ribbon Fund for a chance to come to the taping and submit one question for Colbert to ask Bush on the air.

Watch the video.


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