NEWARK, NJ - Not even a presidential campaign can stop people from being called into jury duty, it turns out.

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker today ticked off another civic duty on his to-do list: showing up to Essex County Superior Court in Newark for jury duty. He wasn’t selected to go on any case, a spokeswoman for his presidential campaign said. 

The Democratic presidential hopeful was there for “a few hours,” his spokeswoman said. 

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While most dread getting called into jury duty, the Democratic presidential hopeful was all smiles this afternoon when he posted a short video to Twitter that read “Jury duty today was fire.” The social media-savvy candidate used a bonfire emoticon instead of writing out the word “fire” though.

Booker, Newark's former mayor, resides in the city's Central Ward. He announced his presidential bid outside his home on Feb. 1 to coincide with Black History Month. 

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