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 Menendez (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.