Cory Booker’s sexuality has somehow become a major topic in the New Jersey race to fill Frank Lautenberg’s spot on the U.S. Senate.

Booker recently addressed the gay rumors that have been circling him for years with ambiguity – which seems to be his go-to reply. “People who think I’m gay, some part of me thinks it’s wonderful,” he told The Washington Post. “Because I want to challenge people on their homophobia. I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I’m gay, and I say, ‘So what does it matter if I am? So be it.’

Following Booker’s latest vague way of replying to the question of his sexuality, his GOP rival for the Senate seat, Steve Lonegan, expressed his confusion as to why Booker won’t state that he’s straight if he is, in fact, heterosexual.

“It’s kind of weird. As a guy, I personally like being a guy,” Lonegan mused. Lonegan’s offensive comments didn’t stop there. He went on to state, “I don’t know if you saw the stories last year… how [Booker] likes to go out at 3 o’clock in the morning for a manicure and a pedicure. I don’t like going out in the middle of the night or any time of the day for a manicure and pedicure,” he said, adding, “I have a more peculiar fetish; I like a good Scotch and a cigar; that’s my fetish.”

Booker wasted no time in taking Lonegan to task for his comments. "It’s just sad,” Booker told The Huffington Post. “The thought that what defines manhood is the drink that you drink or the cigar that you smoke – he just really misses what true manhood is about.”

– Chelsea Regan

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