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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 calls on an audience member to ask a question during a town hall meeting at the Hanover Township Community Center,
Gov. Chris Christie calls on an audience member to ask a question during a town hall meeting at the Hanover Township Community Center, (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Christie comes in second to ‘don’t know’ in recent poll

Gov. Chris Christie would top all named Republican presidential hopefuls in a New Jersey primary, but he didn't exactly come out on top in a new poll asking Garden State GOP voters about possible 2016 nominations.

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(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Gov. Christie upside down in another poll

On Monday, the Quinnipiac University Poll showed just 38 percent of New Jersey voters approve of the job Gov. Chris Christie is doing while 56 percent disapprove, Christie's lowest rating ever. Tuesday, a new Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll revealed similar numbers.

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NJ Labor Commissioner Hal Wirths
NJ Labor Commissioner Hal Wirths in Liberty State Park (Townsquare Media)
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Good news from NJ labor chief, bad news from Fed on employment

It's very rare for good news to come out of a hearing on the New Jersey state budget, but that's what happened Thursday when New Jersey's labor commissioner testified before the Senate Budget Committee.

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Gov. Chris Christie answers a question during a town hall meeting in Moorestown (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Gov. Chris Christie answers a question during a town hall meeting in Moorestown (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Possible Bridgegate indictments stalling Christie’s presidential plans

As others including Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have officially announced they are running for president in 2016, Gov. Chris Christie has yet to make his intentions publicly known.

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Gov. Chris Christie calls on an audience member to ask a question during a town hall meeting at the Hanover Township Community Center,
Gov. Chris Christie calls on an audience member to ask a question during a town hall meeting at the Hanover Township Community Center, (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Bridgegate and Christie’s presidential hopes

All eyes are on the U.S. Attorney's Office after a New York Times article cited sources who said indictments in the Bridgegate scandal could come as early as this week.

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Chris Christie
Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a town hall meeting at the Hanover Township Community Center on March 24, 2015, in Whippany, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Will town hall performances be Christie’s presidential comeback?

Once the darling of the Republican Party nationwide, Gov. Chris Christie finds himself trailing badly in early primary state polls in the 2016 presidential election.

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