Newark Mayor Cory Booker will decide within two weeks whether to challenge Chris Christie for governor next year, he said Sunday.
If Booker, 43, does throw his hat in the gubernatorial ring, it will certainly make for plenty of headlines.
Christie never shies from a fight, and is known to occasionally hurl insults at his opponents. He notoriously called a reporter an “idiot” and “stupid” in July for asking an off-topic question during a press conference.
Booker, one of the Democratic Party’s rising stars, is similarly outspoken and opinionated. For the next few days, however, Booker is more concerned with going to bed on a full stomach. Sunday was day five of his week-long “Food Stamp Challenge.” For one meal, he ate a sweet potato — but burnt part of due to poor kitchen skills.
“With supplies dwindling it was eat around the severely caramelized root vegetable or go without,” Booker wrote on his blog.