Newark mayor to live on food stamps starting Tuesday

Newark Mayor Cory Booker says he will live on food stamps for a week starting Tuesday.

Booker accepted a challenge he made to a

Booker accepted a challenge he made to a Twitter follower.

NEWARK - Newark Mayor Cory Booker says he will live on food stamps for a week starting Tuesday.

Booker tells The Associated Press 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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