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She Said Yes! Mindy Kaling, Cory Booker Heading To Dinner After Newark Diss

U.S. Senator Cory Booker, a Harrington Park native, and Mindy Kaling, of FOX and Hulu's "The Mindy Project" could be hitting the town.
U.S. Senator Cory Booker, a Harrington Park native, and Mindy Kaling, of FOX and Hulu's "The Mindy Project" could be hitting the town. Photo Credit: FACEBOOK (Cory Booker/Mindy Kaling)
Mindy Lahiri name-dropped Cory Booker and dissed Newark on "The Mindy Project."
Mindy Lahiri name-dropped Cory Booker and dissed Newark on "The Mindy Project." Photo Credit: Twitter
Kaling cleared it up for him... and then he asked her to dinner.
Kaling cleared it up for him... and then he asked her to dinner. Photo Credit: Twitter
She said yes!
She said yes! Photo Credit: Twitter

HARRINGTON PARK, N.J. -- Is a dinner date between U.S. Senator Cory Booker and Hollywood actress and writer Mindy Kaling in the works?

The short answer? When she's around!

An exchange went down on Twitter after Booker got word that Kaling's character on FOX/Hulu's "The Mindy Project" — which she created — dissed Newark on the show this week.

Booker:

Ouch! 💔 @MindyKaling, heard Dr. Lahiri dissed Newark last night 🤔... @VogueMagazine & I disagree ✌🏼: http://cor.bo/2nJtwhP (I still ❤️U!)

Kalling:

Senator, if Mindy Lahiri shades it, it means we know it's cool. Thanks for the ❤. It's mutual!

Booker:

You are making my day! Thanks for the clarification. And If the ❤️is really mutual... Come have dinner with me in Newark? #PleaseSayYes 🤞🏾

And, she did! The senator tweeted Kaling the PATH train scheduled but promised to send a Lyft right to her door.

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