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Chatham Mayor Bruce Harris, 61, Gov. Chris Christie's gay black Republican nominee to the New Jersey Supreme Court, answers a question in Trenton, N.J., Thursday, May 31, 2012, as the Democrat-controlled Senate Judiciary panel considers his nomination. New Jersey Democrats rejected the nomination of Harris Thursday by a vote of 7 to 6 after a four-hour hearing.   (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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