Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker isn’t disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner, but he seems to be flirting with disaster.
Booker, who is running for the U.S. Senate, has been flirting with a stripper who goes by the handle “Lynsie Lee” on Twitter, notes Buzzfeed.
Lee shared some text messages between herself and Booker today on Twitter. Apparently, the two have been communicating via text message since February. Neither Booker or Lee are married.
One of the text messages that Lee posted had Booker writing, “And the East Coast loves you and by the East Coast, I mean me,” to which Lee replied, “Well now I’m blushing :).”
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The stripper, who works at Casa Diablo, a vegan strip club in Portland, claims it’s all harmless.
“[Booker was] just flattering me,” Lee told Buzzfeed. “It began with me sending an actual tweet saying that the west coast loved him, especially me. So he replied with that just to flatter me.”
Booker and Lee reportedly met in person on the set of a film entitled “Follow Friday: The Film,” which is about Twitter.
As this story spread on the web, Lee posted the articles on her Twitter page and added, “Seriously if you followed me because of those articles then you have to go donate to @CoryBooker’s campaign.”
In response to the news, Booker spokesman Kevin Giffis told New York Magazine, “I think it’s pretty well known that the mayor talks with people from all walks of life on Twitter.”