Politics

Separated at Birth? West Virginia's New Senator is a Real Comedian

West Virginia Senator-designate Carte Goodwin, left, and actor-comedian Jim Carrey bear an uncanny resemblance.

West Virginia Senator-designate Carte Goodwin, left, and actor-comedian Jim Carrey bear an uncanny resemblance.

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin on Friday named attorney Carte Goodwin to be the interim senator from the state following Sen. Robert Byrd's death. Goodwin, a trial attorney and Manchin's former general counsel, is the first senator to enter Congress who was born in the 1970s. That makes him a full 12 years younger than Jim Carrey, the much acclaimed actor and doppelganger Goodwin couldn't possibly have separated from at birth. But you be the judge.

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