NJ Mayor to Live on Food Stamps Starting Tuesday

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, N.J., says he will live on food stamps for a week starting Tuesday.

Booker told The Associated Press on Thursday that he will honor the challenge he made to a Twitter follower earlier this month. Booker says he will be limited to $1.40 for each meal.

The North Carolina woman he challenged says she will do the same, possibly during a different week. But she says she is angry that Booker did not consult her about when the challenge will be held.

The woman uses the Twitter handle @MWadeNC and goes by the name TwitWit. She spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because she says she has received threats.

Booker challenged others to participate and said he will soon announce a celebrity who will take part.

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