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Iowa judge rules, gives her final rose verdict to Bachelor Chris Soules

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People in Iowa have been following Chris Soules on "The Bachelor" for weeks now, and we are just a few days away from finding out who gets his final rose. Recently, Scott County District Court Judge Mary Howes got to meet Soules and tell him who he should pick, Whitney or Becca.

Judge Howes was at a viewing party watching the show with her niece in Dubuque, Iowa recently. Chris crashed the viewing party, and a clip of it was shown during the end of the episode that aired Monday, March 2nd.

"Everyone at the Scott County Courthouse watches you," she tells Chris in the clip. "You live in Scott County?" Chris asked her. "I'm a judge at the courthouse," she responded.

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Back on the bench, Judge Howes tells News 8 that Chris came to the party with a crew of about 5 to 7 people. The group included another familiar face, Cody Sattler. He and Chris met on "The Bachelorette". Cody, a personal trainer, helped Chris get in shape ahead of his turn as "The Bachelor".

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Howes says Chris is even more handsome in person and very polite. She says he asked her who she should pick. Her answer? Becca. "Because that's who my niece liked. She's more of a fan than I am," she explained.

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