Cory Booker

Booker's Senate Campaign Downplays the Newark Mayor's Twitter Exchange With Stripper

Says Booker uses Twitter to communicate with all sorts of people

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker's campaign is downplaying the disclosure of Twitter exchanges he had with a stripper.

Booker, the Democratic mayor of Newark and a prolific Twitter user, is running in a special Senate election that is less than three weeks away.

Booker, 44, exchanged direct messages earlier this year with Lynsie Lee, who works at a vegan strip club called Casa Diablo in Portland, Ore.

Lee provided a screenshot of the exchange Wednesday to the website BuzzFeed.