New Jersey politician who joked about women's march defeated

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Atlantic County Freeholder John Carman. Atlantic County Freeholder John Carman.
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(AP) - A New Jersey politician who shared a meme on Facebook during January's Women's March in Washington asking whether the protest would be "over in time for them to cook dinner" is eating his words.

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A woman who was angered by Republican John Carman's remarks defeated him Tuesday as he tried to win a second term as an Atlantic County freeholder.

Democrat Ashley Bennett is a first-time candidate. The 32-year-old Egg Harbor Township resident works as a psychiatric emergency screener at a hospital.

Carman said the meme was "a bad choice," but that the women in his life were "strong and confident" enough to not be offended by his joke. He apologized a few days later.

He later drew more criticism for wearing a confederate flag patch.

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