Cory Booker bets cookies against 2016 bid

Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) joked on Twitter Wednesday afternoon that he would "bet a roll of chocolate chip cookie dough" that he won't run for president in 2016.

The statement was precipitated when one of his followers tweeted out:

Booker, who personally manages his Twitter account, responded five minutes later:

Booker's food-related thoughts were likely related to his announcement Wednesday that he would participate in a 24-hour fast with New Jersey colleague Sen. Robert MenendezRobert MenendezDems pressure Obama on vow to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees Lobbying World This week: GOP lawmakers reckon with Trump MORE (D) to support immigration reform. The senator has also expressed his love of cookie dough on previous occasions, once saying that he enjoyed it:


Though Booker has denied interest in a presidential run before, the former Newark mayor's popularity and quick rise to national prominence have kept speculation rife.

 

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