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Booker dodges Clinton VP question with vegan joke

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on Wednesday dodged a question about being Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton’s running mate by pivoting to a joke about his diet. 

When Clinton was asked about adding Booker to her ticket, Booker responded, “First of all, I’m already her VP — her vegan pal.”

{mosads}Booker announced in 2014 that after more than 20 years as a vegetarian, he would be going vegan. 

Former President Bill Clinton — who stopped eating animal products in 2010 after having emergency surgery for chest pains — said in February that going vegan has kept him alive.  

“I might not be around if I hadn’t become a vegan. It’s great,” Clinton said. 

Booker was campaigning with the former secretary of State on Wednesday. He tweeted a video from Snapchat showing Clinton arrive to the campaign event and greet him.

Clinton dances as she approaches Booker. Booker says, “Welcome to Jersey,” and Clinton responds, “It’s good to be here in Jersey.”

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