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Kevin McArdle

Kevin McArdle has been the State House Correspondent since 2002. He's covered the resignation of former Governor Jim McGreevey, the Governor Dick Codey Administration, the Jon Corzine/Doug Forrester 2005 gubernatorial campaign, the State government shutdown of 2006, the near fatal car crash of former Governor Jon Corzine, the 2009 Jon Corzine/Chris Christie gubernatorial campaign and the Christie Administration to date including acting as pool reporter for Governor Christie has he toured the state (via helicopter and motorcade) in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. McArdle has won multiple Associated Press awards for spot reporting and received the Edward R. Murrow Award in 2008 for coverage of then-Governor Jon Corzine's 800% toll increase proposal.

Gov. Chris Christie
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Poll: Clinton trumps Christie in latest presidential matchup

By a 13-point margin New Jersey voters don't believe Gov. Chris Christie would make a good president and they said he wouldn't beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton anyway. These are two key findings in a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.

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Christie’s Canada trip, presidential politics converge

Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to travel to Canada in early December. According to a release sent out by his office Monday, the official purpose of the trip is to bolster economic and business ties with our neighbor to the north. Those convinced that the governor is planning a 2016 presidential run also suspect Christie may have an ulterior motive for the trade mission.

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Brian Vincent poses in front of a large display of tobacco products at Vincent's Country Store in Westminster, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. Local officials are contemplating what could be a first: a blanket ban on all forms of tobacco and e-cigarettes, leaving some shop owners fuming. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Brian Vincent poses in front of a large display of tobacco products at Vincent's Country Store in Westminster, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. Local officials are contemplating what could be a first: a blanket ban on all forms of tobacco and e-cigarettes, leaving some shop owners fuming. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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NJ seeks Tobacco Ban in Schools

New Jersey lawmakers have long worked to limit where, when and which people can smoke, but another very harmful product has been overlooked.

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Obamacare
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Obamacare Open Enrollment to Start

The next open enrollment period to get health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, begins Nov. 15. It runs through Feb. 1, 2015. Free help is available in choosing the right plan and getting coverage is important because those who don't have health care by the time the enrollment period closes will be fined.

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Chris Christie, appearing on "Ask the Governor" with Eric Scott (foreground) Thursday night. (Kira Buxton, Townsquare Media)
Chris Christie, appearing on "Ask the Governor" with Eric Scott (foreground) Thursday night. (Kira Buxton, Townsquare Media)
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Gov. Christie on the presidency and his peacemaker potential

In October, Gov. Chris Christie said he was tired of being asked if he is going to run for president in 2016, but until he makes a formal announcement, he will continue to be asked as he was Thursday night on Townsquare Media's "Ask the Governor" program.

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Cory Booker
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Cory Booker retains U.S. Senate seat

Cory Booker won his first full term as a U.S. Senator in Tuesday's election. The Democrat crushed his Republican challenger Jeff Bell. In a one-on-one interview with Townsquare Media, Booker said he is ready to get to work for the people of New Jersey and he outlined a very ambitious agenda.

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Sandy victims
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Poll says 1 in 5 Sandy victims still suffer serious distress

Nearly two years after first making landfall, Superstorm Sandy victims continue to suffer from psychological stress, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new Monmouth University Poll released Monday.

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(L-R) Jeff Bell (R) and Senator Cory Booker (D)
In New Jersey, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D), right, is being challenged by Republican Jeffrey Bell, left. (Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images)
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Booker Over Bell by 11 Points

Can you name the Republican challenger in this year's U.S. Senate race in New Jersey? The answer is Jeff Bell, but those who knew that are in the minority according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday, which also found that Democratic incumbent Cory Booker has a double-digit lead over Bell.

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