Despite Cameo, Ted Cruz Not a 'True Blood' Fan

Erin Dooley
ABC News


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AP ted cruz jef 131018 16x9 608 Despite Cameo, Ted Cruz Not a True Blood Fan

He may have landed a cameo on the hit show, but Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is apparently not a fan of HBO's "True Blood."

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Following a particularly grizzly episode featuring Republicans murdered at a Ted Cruz fundraiser, the tea party darling blasted the show as "misogynist and profanity-ridden."

"Well, I'm sorry to have lost the vampire vote, but am astonished (and amused) that HBO is suggesting that hard-core leftists are blood-sucking fiends," Cruz wrote on Facebook Tuesday.

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Post by Ted Cruz.

The episode, laced with tasteless (but admittedly creative) nicknames for Republicans, depicts guests cowering behind a Cruz poster dramatically ripped down by flying bullets.

The senator went even further on Twitter:

Then again, I guess I never had a chance w/ the vampire vote since the dead tend to vote overwhelmingly for Dems: https://t.co/U6uCqsRpuS

- Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 22, 2014

Good news for Sen. Cruz: What with all this vampire tweeting, Cruz has probably picked up the Twilight-obsessed teen girl vote.