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Jim Carrey, Ted Cruz are trading barbs on Twitter before Election Day

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Sen.
Ted Cruz, R-Texas, listens as President Donald Trump’s Supreme
Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, testifies before the Senate
Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday,
Sept. 5, 2018

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  • Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and comedian Jim Carrey traded
    barbs at each other on Twitter, one night before Election Day
    on Tuesday.
  • Carrey, who supports Cruz’s Democratic opponent, Rep.
    Beto O’Rourke, likened Cruz to a vampire in an art
    piece.
  • “Hollywood liberals all in for Beto,” Cruz replied to
    Carrey in a tweet. “But (self-described socialist) Jim Carrey
    made a mistake here: Vampires are dead, and everyone knows the
    dead vote Democrat….”

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and comedian-actor Jim Carrey traded barbs
on Twitter, one night before Election Day on Tuesday.

Carrey, who supports Cruz’s Democratic opponent, Rep. Beto
O’Rourke, took a jab at the Republican incumbent by likening him
to a quintessential undead creature.

“Go Beto! Go Democrats! Vote like there’s no tomorrow,” Carrey
said in a tweet on Sunday. “Let’s make this Tuesday like the end
of every great vampire movie. Pull back the curtains and let the
sunshine turn all those bloodsuckers to dust.”

Carrey also included artwork depicting O’Rourke pulling back a
curtain to let sunlight into a room, while Cruz begins to burn
from the sun’s rays:

Cruz bit back with a caricature of Hollywood celebrities and
echoed a conservative dog-whistle that baselessly suggests
Democratic candidates receive fraudulent votes from
deceased constituents
.

“Hollywood liberals all in for Beto,” Cruz replied in a tweet.
“But (self-described socialist) Jim Carrey made a mistake here:
Vampires are dead, and everyone knows the dead vote Democrat….”

Carrey, who has created political art depicting Trump in an
unflattering light, fired back with another tweet — this time,
making light of Cruz’s complicated relationship with President
Donald Trump. The two Republicans appeared to cast aside their
differences in recent weeks, a stark departure from their rivalry
during the 2016 presidential Election.

“Wow…sorry I rattled your chain, @TedCruz,” Carrey said in a
tweet on Monday. “I thought you would have more important things
to do two days before an election — like sucking up to the guy
who called your wife ugly and accused your dad of murder. But I
get it! It’s hard to say no when Trump grabs ya by the p—y!”

Hollywood stars and music artists have been increasingly vocal
about their political views since Trump’s election, and have
urged people to vote in the November 6 midterm elections. Carrey
has
not been shy
about his embrace of Democratic socialism and
has become a popular target of conservative strategists.

The race for Texas’ Senate seat hit fever pitch after early
voting began in late October. Despite lagging in several polls,

O’Rourke’s campaign
received $38 million last quarter — more
than the $18 million Trump took in, and more than triple the $12
million Cruz raised.

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