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:
I predict in 2016 @CoryBooker will run for President.— TheWileyShow.com (@wileyshow) December 11, 2013
I bet you a roll of chocolate chip cookie dough I won't! RT @wileyshow I predict in 2016 Cory Booker will run for President.— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) December 11, 2013
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:
And cookie dough ice cream RT @LeightonDumas: There is goodness within you, Cory Booker.— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) June 16, 2013
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.