A Name You Should Know

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Now that New Jersey’s Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R) is in the news, it’s worth revisiting the profile our own Hunter Walker wrote about her last year. Turns out she’s something of a mystery even to New Jersey political insiders. But she’s the person who will inherit the governor’s office if Chris Christie leaves to run for president.

Meanwhile this morning, Guadagno strongly denied allegations that she threatened to withhold Hurricane Sandy aid from Hoboken, N.J. unless the mayor there approved a development project favored by the governor.

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Nick Martin is an associate editor at TPM in New York City. He came to the site in 2011 as a reporter for TPMMuckraker. Previously, he worked in Arizona, first as a staff reporter for a local newspaper and later as a freelance journalist. He also ran the news blog Heat City. Contact him at nick@talkingpointsmemo.com
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