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Erin O'Neill

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Erin O'Neill is a reporter for The Star-Ledger.

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Says that in the 1985 election former Gov. Tom Kean had "the largest winning margin for a gubernatorial candidate in Jersey history."

Says because of Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City "much of that boardwalk no longer exists -- just the pillars where the boardwalk used to be."  

"In 2011, our state-run lottery funded New Jersey classrooms by over $930 million."

Says New Jersey is "50th in return of our federal tax dollars."

"New Jersey is the only state in the union that spent less on higher education than it did at the beginning of the decade."

"Now remember, property taxes went up 70 percent in the 10 years before I became governor."

Says Rep. Jon Runyan "voted to redefine rape."

Says "when I voted against [an increase in the minimum wage], it was in the 80s."

Says under U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez’s watch the nation’s unemployment rate and debt doubled and the federal budget deficit quadrupled.

Says the United States has the "highest corporate tax rate in the world."

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