The Garden State’s newly elected US Senator has made a name for himself for what he’s done on social media as much as for what he’s done during his tenure as mayor of New Jersey’s largest city, the violent crime-riddled Newark.
During the no-contest race he ran against GOP sacrificial lamb Steve Lonegan this past fall, it was revealed he had a very public Twitter relationship with Portland-based exotic dancer, Lynsie Lee. The relationship lead many, given Booker’s digital acumen, to scratch their heads.
It also lead to the firing of a longtime Lonegan confidant, Rick Shafton for, among other things, this quip about Lee:
"It was just weird. I mean, to me, you know, hey, if he said, ‘Hey, you got really hot breasts man, I’d love to suck on them.’ Then like, yeah, cool. But like, he didn’t say that," Shaftan explained. "It was like kind of like, I don’t know, it was like what a gay guy would say to a stripper. It’s the way he was talking to her. It’s just like like there was no sexual interest at all. I don’t know. To me, if I was single and you know like some stripper was tweeting me, I might take advantage of the perks of the office, you know?"
The election may be over, but that doesn’t mean Lee’s 15 minutes are.
She is apparently a correspondent today for NJ’s version of political TMZ, Chasing New Jersey, and her first assignment seems to covering the G-Men at MetLife Stadium. By “covering,” I mean “bouncing around giddily” and Tweeting in the press box.
— Lynsie Lee (@LynsieLee)
reeeeaaally want to get into sports reporting. would be so fun!— Lynsie Lee (@LynsieLee)