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Booker takes up challenge to live on food stamps

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker says he will live on food stamps for a week starting Tuesday and the whole thing will be tracked on a website.

Booker told The Associated Press on Thursday that 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.

In a response to a Tweet questioning where he'll document the challenge, Booker answered there would be one going up.

Booker challenged others to participate and said he will soon announce a celebrity who will take part.

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