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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.

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks at his South Carolina campaign kickoff rally in Bluffton, S.C.
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks at his South Carolina campaign kickoff rally in Bluffton, S.C.(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
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Why Trump is the X factor on GOP presidential debate

Thursday night's much anticipated Republican presidential debate is expected to draw a huge audience due in large part to Donald Trump's participation. The controversial Trump will be in the spotlight, but the other nine candidates, including Gov. Chris Christie want a share of that spotlight.

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Broward County, Florida Sheriff's Office Detective Christian Peralta searches a stolen vehicle for any signs of drugs, including the drug known as Flakka. NJ authorities and legislators are concerned abut the popularity of the drug. (Joe Raedle, Getty Images)
Broward County, Florida Sheriff's Office Detective Christian Peralta searches a stolen vehicle for any signs of drugs, including the drug known as Flakka. NJ authorities and legislators are concerned abut the popularity of the drug. (Joe Raedle, Getty Images)
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Dangerous new drug has police, medical personnel on alert

There's a new dangerous, synthetic drug called "flakka" that has law enforcement and the medical community very concerned about its growing popularity.

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Republican presidential candidates, from left, Lindsey Graham, Ben Carson, John Kasich, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rick Santorum speak among themselves after a forum Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Republican presidential candidates, from left, Lindsey Graham, Ben Carson, John Kasich, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rick Santorum speak among themselves after a forum Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
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Does the first GOP presidential debate really matter?

Not every political expert thinks making into Thursday night's prime time debate of Republican presidential candidates is crucial and at least one wasn't sure the debate itself matters.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie greets guests during a campaign event on in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie greets guests during a campaign event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on June 12, 2015. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Christie tied for 7th, Trump soaring in new GOP presidential poll

Although it's not clear why, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has opened up a huge 14-point lead in the latest national poll of GOP voters released Monday. The Monmouth University survey also indicated that Gov. Chris Christie is likely to be in the top 10 which would enable him to participate in Thursday night's prime time debate.

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NJ Governor Chris Christie Speaks At A Startup Accelerator In Iowa
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks to potential voters during a campaign event on June 12, 2015 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Christie must participate in prime-time debate, says political experts

Fox News is expected to announce Tuesday night the top 10 candidates in national polls who will participate in the first prime time Republican presidential debate scheduled for Aug. 6. The remaining six GOP candidates will be invited to take part in a debate earlier that same day.

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(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Support for legalizing marijuana is rising in New Jersey

Momentum is building in the Garden State for the legalization of marijuana for recreational use, according to a survey released Friday by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind in conjunction with the New Jersey affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union.

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