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 MenendezOvernight Cybersecurity: Senate narrowly rejects expanding FBI surveillance powers Senate narrowly rejects new FBI surveillance Kaine, Murphy push extension of Iran sanctions 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.