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Cory Booker breaks promise to help woman with raccoon infestation (UPDATED)

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Patrick Howley
Political Reporter

UPDATE: BOOKER’S OFFICE TELLS THEDC THAT THE RACCOON HAS BEEN CAUGHT!

Newark mayor and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker failed to follow through on a Twitter promise to help a woman dealing with a raccoon infestation.

“So far I haven’t heard from him” a Newark-based Twitter user named “Alice B” exclusively told The Daily Caller shortly before midnight on Wednesday night, more than 12 hours after Booker promised to help Alice with her raccoon infestation.

“HELP raccoon infestation & partial blackout on Homestead,” a New Jersey woman named “Alice B” tweeted at Booker at 10:12 AM Wednesday morning.

“On it,” Booker replied.

Booker’s response earned praise from his adoring constituents.

“You are amazing! The city is lucky to have you! All of NJ soon!!,” a woman named “Penni” tweeted at Booker, her exclamation points signifying her admiration for the New Jersey Democrat’s promise to help fight the raccoons.

But as the hours ticked by, “Alice B” was left alone with the raccoons.

“HELP raccoon infestation & partial blackout on Homestead. Thx PSEG we have light 2 see the raccoons now,” Alice B tweeted at Booker again at 5:24 PM Wednesday evening.

Booker did not reply to Alice B’s second tweet, instead tweeting to various other Twitter users, informing one potential voter that the Democratic Senate primary will be held next Tuesday.

The Newark-based energy services company PSEG helped Alice with the blackout.

“That’s great Alice, happy the lights are fixed :) We wish u luck with the raccoons! Have a good night,” PSEG tweeted at Alice B at 6:07 PM Wednesday.

As night fell on Newark, Alice still lived in fear of the raccoons, and her hopes for help from the glamorous mayor faded.

Booker has consistently used Twitter this election cycle to promise to help his constituents and Newark-based pets with their various problems, recently saving two different dogs in distress.

It is unclear how many times Booker has succeeded in his Twitter-based rescue missions, how many times he has failed, and how many times he simply broke his promises to do something, as he did in the case of Alice B. and her raccoons.

Booker leads in a recent Democratic Senate primary poll with 54 percent support.

Booker’s office could not immediately be reached for comment.

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