Newark mayor Cory Booker accepts Twitter food stamp challenge. Reporter: Ranji Sinha. Photographer Editor: Will Caldwell. (11/20/12) NEWARK - Newark Mayor Cory Booker is well known for his interaction on Twitter. Now, he has accepted a challenge from one of his constituents on Twitter.
A woman engaged Mayor Booker in an ongoing dispute over government food assistance. The woman messaged Booker on Twitter, saying nutrition isn't the government's responsibility. Booker replied that some families rely on food assistance for their children.
The result of the back-and-forth was a mutual challenge for each of them to go one week relying on government food aid.
Booker says he will take up the challenge in December. The woman says she's waiting to learn the rules of the challenge, and wants a say in them.