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Mindy Kaling Scores Date With Senator by Mocking His State

The way to Cory Booker's heart? Make a joke about Newark
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2017 2:35 PM CDT

(Newser) – Don't look now, but there's a new power couple ready to dominate Hollywood and Washington. NBC New York reports Mindy Kaling made a love connection with New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker on Twitter after making fun of Newark on her show. On The Mindy Project, Kaling's character, confused about why Booker would attend her friend's event, quips, "I guess anything to get out of Newark," according to CNN. Booker tweeted "ouch" at Kaling and said he disagrees with her take on Newark but loves her work anyway. Kaling responded the love was mutual and if her character makes fun of something "it means we know it's cool." Pretty soon, the two were arranging to have dinner in Newark, with Booker offering to send a Lyft for Kaling. A spokesperson for the senator says they haven't actually set a date for dinner yet. (Read more Mindy Kaling stories.)

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