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New Jersey politician who joked about women's march defeated

New Jersey politician who joked about women's march defeated”

Carman said he was just joking around, but it was Bennett, a Democratic challenger in a Republican stronghold district, who had the last laugh, defeating him Tuesday by almost 1,000 votes out of about 14,000 cast for the seat on the New Jersey legislative body known as the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Republican incumbent John Carman faced off against Democrat Ashley Bennett in Atlantic County, New Jersey's race to serve as a Chosen Freeholder (Freeholders are the state's equivalent of county legislative representatives). And according to Bennett, it was Carman's sexist post ridiculing the Women's March that inspired her to run. Carman shared a picture to his personal Facebook page featuring a woman cooking with the caption: "Will the woman's protest be over in time for them to cook dinner?"

Carman's humble pie was served up last night when he lost his re-election bid to a first-time candidate who, irked by his post, chose to run in the hopes of showing him the err of his opinion.

Carman attended President Trump's inauguration in January, Philly.com reported, which took place just one day before the march.

Carman immediately came under criticism and subsequently deleted the post.

Bennett works as a psychiatric emergency screener in the crisis department at Cape Regional Hospital. And as it turns out, Bennett made a decision to run after she saw Carman post a misogynistic meme making fun of January's Women's March. Carman has also run into trouble for wearing a patch depicting New Jersey with the southern half covered in a Confederate flag.



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