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11/20/2012 04:26 pm ET Updated Nov 21, 2012

Cory Booker To Live On Food Stamps After Making Twitter Challenge

Not content to simply rescue neighbors from burning buildings and invite cold Hurricane Sandy victims into his home, Cory Booker has a new plan to connect with his constituency. He's going to live on food stamps.

On Saturday, the Newark mayor and Twitter legend engaged in a back-and-forth with @MWadeNC, a self-described Army veteran and Army wife "fighting against any and all forms of socialism/communism."

It began, as all good Twitter spats do, with an ancient Greek proverb.

Another Twitter user accused Booker of wanting to "redistribute wealth," and @MWadeNC chimed in, writing that nutrition is not a responsibility of the government and questioning why children would need food provided at school as they already have access to food stamps.

Booker then proffered a challenge:

@MWadeNC agreed --tweeting "sure, Mayor, I'm game" -- but as of now, the details have not been finalized. Other Twitter users suggested both parties must clear their cupboards of food before beginning.

On Tuesday, Booker tweeted that he hopes to get others involved, and plans to kick the challenge off post-Thanksgiving.

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