About Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs and PAC management for nearly 20 years. Cheryl can be reached by email at Cheryl@bizpacreview.com & on Twitter @CherylBPR

Florida Five: Rubio blasts Obama’s immigration reform, Bondi poised to oppose amnesty

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Rubio wants immigration reform, just not like this – Sen. Marco Rubio, who has criticized the poll-testing of policy in national politics, said was opposed to President Barack Obama’s immigration action because it was too divisive for the country. While other Republican aspirants have criticized Obama’s […]

Florida Five: GOP governors slam Obama in Boca, Jeb Bush’s Common Core backlash

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Gov. Scott’s low-key second inaugural: no black tie ball, just barbecues – Gov. Rick Scott’s second inaugural celebration will be much more low-key than his first one and a lot less expensive, too. The black-tie ball is gone, replaced by no-frills barbecues around the state. The […]

Florida Five: Nelson vote quashes Keystone pipeline, Illegals in Fla. on the rise

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Nelson, Rubio split on Keystone pipeline – Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida voted Tuesday against a bill authorizing construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, despite pleas from a fellow southern Democrat who needed only one more vote to pass the measure. The Senate voted […]

Florida Five: Gov. Scott for president?, Bondi tapped for national post

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Governor Scott for president? – While other Republican governors across the nation are discussed as prospective presidential contenders in 2016, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is rarely in the conversation. And that is fine by him. “No, I just got elected to be the governor for four […]

Florida Five: Pot gets more votes than governors, ‘Crazy’ Alan Grayson at it again

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: PolitiFact Florida: Amendment 2 got more votes than most recent governors – Floridians turned down a state constitutional amendment for medical marijuana, but it’s clear that a majority of voters were all for the idea. Amendment 2, which would have changed the state’s Constitution to allow […]

Florida Five: Court orders secret evidence released, Committee to probe gaming

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Florida court orders release of secret evidence – The Florida Supreme Court, in a blunt and highly critical ruling, on Thursday ordered the release of hundreds of pages of emails and documents that could expose the role that Republican consultants played in drawing new congressional districts. […]

Florida Five: Gov. Scott’s new chief of staff?, Fla. could lose swing state status

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Gov. Rick Scott may reward campaign manager with chief of staff job – One week after clinching a new term, Gov. Rick Scott shifted his focus to the future Tuesday, promising more money for schools and more tax cuts and making plans to hire a new […]

Florida Five: School choice boosted by election, Respected political writer canned

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Election altered balance of Florida’s school choice debate – The state representatives who lost their seats last week had more in common than their political party. Three of the six Democrats were classroom teachers who supported the teachers union — and opposed plans to grow the […]

Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Dems: ‘Our party has a problem’

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While analyzing last week’s elections, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz admitted in a newly released video that there were flaws, but not with their issues. “Our party has a problem,” Wasserman Schultz said in the video, speaking directly to supporters with a Jewish Americans for Obama sign strategically placed just above her shoulder. […]

Florida Five: DWS to Dems: ‘Our party has a problem,’ Fla. Dem leadership challenged

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Dems: ‘Our party has a problem’ – While analyzing last week’s elections Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz admitted in a newly released video that there were flaws, but not with their issues. “Our party has a problem,” Wasserman Schultz said […]