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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.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie leaves a campaign event on June 12, 2015 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Scott Olson, Getty Images)
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What went wrong for Chris Christie in Iowa?

Just 1 percent of likely Iowa GOP primary voters who participated in a July 20 Monmouth University poll said Gov. Chris Christie was their first choice for president. Only 2 percent named him as their second choice. The poll's director said it seemed as though Christie has given up on Iowa.

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Police in riot gear push back on media and a crowd gathering in the street after a 10 p.m. curfew went into effect Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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NJ lawmaker learns from the Baltimore riots

The nation watched as rocks and bricks rained down from rooftops, injuring first responders and damaging their equipment during the recent riots in Baltimore. There was a complete breakdown of law and order, as hoses were slashed so that fires couldn't be put out, and police cars were torched and overturned.

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NJ Governor Chris Christie Speaks At A Startup Accelerator In Iowa (Scott Olson, Getty Images)
NJ Governor Chris Christie Speaks At A Startup Accelerator In Iowa (Scott Olson, Getty Images)
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Can Gov. Chris Christie make it to ‘Super Tuesday?’

Gov. Chris Christie isn't polling over 5 percent in the latest surveys from the four early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. One New Jersey political expert said the governor is probably going to have to win one of those states to survive and fight in the 12 "Super Tuesday" states on March 1.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stops to pose for a photo with potential supporters Bryant Foulger, right, and his granddaughter Lilly Morriss, 2, of Washington, as Christie walks in the Fourth of July parade in Wolfeboro, NH
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stops to pose for a photo with potential supporters Bryant Foulger, right, and his granddaughter Lilly Morriss, 2, of Washington, as Christie walks in the Fourth of July parade in Wolfeboro, NH (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
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Should New Jerseyans pay for Christie’s out-of-state trips?

According to recently released -- but incomplete -- records, Gov. Chris Christie's out-of-state travels have cost taxpayers almost $1 million. That is for State Police protection alone. One lawmaker calls the expenses unfair and she will seek to create a law to address the situation.

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Cold medicines containing dextromethorphan are offered for sale at a retail store. According to reports, the abuse of over the counter cough medicines, many containing dextromethorphan, has increased among youths.  (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Cold medicines containing dextromethorphan are offered for sale at a retail store. According to reports, the abuse of over the counter cough medicines, many containing dextromethorphan, has increased among youths. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Bill could keep teens from buying certain cough medicines

Dextromethorphan is an ingredient found in many cough medicines and most people have one of these products in their homes. Did you know that DXM causes a dangerous high, but in New Jersey it is currently legal for children to buy products with the ingredient?

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NJ Governor Chris Christie Speaks At A Startup Accelerator In Iowa
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie leaves a campaign event on June 12, 2015 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Political pundits – It’s critical for Christie to be in first debate

As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continues to struggle in the latest round of presidential polls, three local political pundits said it's imperative for him to have a place in next month's upcoming debate to be considered a serious contender for the White House.

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NJ law prohibits release of a specific teacher’s performance evaluation

Figures released this month by the New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) revealed that are 2,900 teachers in the state with a rating of "ineffective" or "partially effective." If you're hoping to learn if your child's teacher is one of those instructors, you'll be out of luck.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, accompanied by his family, speaks to supporters during an event announcing he will seek the Republican nomination for president, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, accompanied by his family, speaks to supporters during an event announcing he will seek the Republican nomination for president, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Christie still has ‘a lot of work to do’

Political experts say despite Gov. Chris Christie's recent policy speeches and visits to key states, has a lot of work to do.

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