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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 Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, talks during a news conference with the state democrat's rebuttal to Gov. Chris Christie's State of the State address. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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NJ Dems stunned by omissions in Christie’s State of the State

Immediately after Christie's State of the State address Tuesday, Democratic leaders told the media that some of the things the governor mentioned were good, but they were not happy with the many things he left out of the speech.

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Chris Christie
Gov. Chris Christie (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Christie’s State of the State has ‘national implications’

Gov. Chris Christie delivered his sixth State of the State Address Tuesday. The speech had national implications. Christie of course is seeking the Republican presidential nomination and his speech is being looked at through the prism of national politics.

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Republican Candidates Attend Heritage Action Candidate Forum
Gov. Chris Christie speaks to voters at the Heritage Action Presidential Candidate Forum in South Carolina. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
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Christie’s approval rating in the tank as he delivers State of the State

Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to give the annual State of the State address. The latest Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released hours before the big speech revealed the governor’s popularity is near an all-time low.

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Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Dem: Christie shouldn’t campaign during State of the State

On Tuesday, Gov. Chris Christie will take a break from campaigning for president to make a rare appearance in New Jersey where he’s scheduled to deliver the annual State of the State Address.

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TRENTON, NJ - JANUARY 13: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gives the annual State of the State address on January 13, 2015 in Trenton, New Jersey. Christie addressed topics ranging from state pensions to new drug addiction solutions. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Gov. Chris Christie (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Experts: Christie to court national audience with State of the State address

Figuratively speaking, there will be two Chris Christie’s delivering the State of the State address before a special joint session of the Legislature on Tuesday. Political experts said there will be Gov. Chris Christie and there will be Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie.

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