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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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Will GOP control of senate hurt Gov. Christie?

For the first time since 2006, Republicans have a majority in both Houses of Congress. As chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Gov. Chris Christie is getting a lot of credit for helping make that happen. Some political experts however warned that having the GOP control the Senate could be bad news for Christie should he decide to run for president in 2016.

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Bills target NJ food assistance program

Four lawmakers, seeking to improve what they called New Jersey's "chronically poor performance" in administering the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, have introduced a three-bill package of legislation aimed at addressing the problem of delays in the SNAP application process.

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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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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers questions from the media about nurse Kaci Hickox's quarantine in Groton, Connecticut.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers questions from the media about nurse Kaci Hickox's quarantine in Groton, Connecticut. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
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NJ voters weigh in on Ebola, Christie

Almost nine out of 10 New Jersey voters who participated in a Monmouth University poll released Thursday said they were following news of the Ebola virus, and a slight majority approved of the way Gov. Chris Christie has handled the issue.

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Cory Booker (Spencer Platt, Getty Images)
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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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Newly elected U.S. Senator Cory Booker
Newly elected U.S. Senator Cory Booker (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Midterm results won’t change your life

Hardcore political junkies on the national scene are excited about Tuesday's midterm elections. Republicans are certain they'll maintain a House majority, and hopeful they can take control of the U.S. Senate. One New Jersey political expert, however, said the results will not really impact the average Garden State resident.

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