About Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs, political campaigns and PAC management for nearly 20 years.

Florida Five: More fallout from Obama’s Cuba moves, Groups push Medicaid expansion

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories that may affect you at your fingertips: Move over Miami, Tampa now has big say on Cuba policy too —Turn on cable TV and you won’t have to wait long to see images of Cuban exiles outside the Versailles restaurant in Miami denouncing President Obama for restoring diplomatic relations with […]

Florida Five: Reaction to Obama’s Cuba decision – Scott, Rubio, Wasserman Schultz weigh in

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Five of today’s top Florida stories on Obama’s Cuba decision at your fingertips: Gov. Rick Scott blasts president’s decision on Cuba – Gov. Rick Scott blasted President Obama Wednesday for his announcement on Cuba, calling Obama’s new stance on the nation extremely disappointing. Scott said that while he is pleased that American hostage Allen Gross was released, […]

Florida Five: Latvala enters beer growler fray, County expects police body cameras in 2015

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Jack Latvala orders another round in beer growler battle – It was one of the most spirited battles in the Legislature last year, pitting scrappy independent craft brewers against wealthy beer distributors intent on preserving their dwindling customer base. On Tuesday, Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, renewed […]

Jeb watch 2016: Here’s what others are saying about the latest ‘announcement’

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Here’s just a sampling of the buzz over Jeb Bush’s campaign announcement: Social media takes Jeb Bush’s presidential announcement as a virtual ‘kick me’ sign – Social media exploded Tuesday with Jeb Bush’s Facebook announcement that he will “actively explore” running for president in 2016, but much of the commentary might not have been the […]

Florida Five: Gov. Scott gives advice to feds, State budget surplus nears $1 billion

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Gov. Scott’s advice to feds: ‘Do the same thing we’re doing in Florida’ – Florida is one of the fastest growing states in the country for jobs, and Gov. Rick Scott told CNBC Monday how it has been accomplished. The federal government could take note, Scott […]

Gov. Scott’s advice to feds: ‘Do the same thing we’re doing in Florida’

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Florida is one of the fastest growing states in the country for jobs, and Gov. Rick Scott told CNBC Monday how that has been accomplished. The federal government could take note, Scott said, pointing to lower taxes, less regulation and streamlined permit approvals, causing the Sunshine State’s business environment to thrive. GOP leadership also had […]

‘Sunshine State spike’ featured in Fox News jobs report

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott has made creating jobs a priority, and it’s starting to pay off. In a “Fox and Friends” segment on Monday, Travis H. Brown, author of “How Money Works,” praised the Sunshine State for being a place most likely to find a job. Watch the segment here:

Florida Five: Parents fight for scholarship program, Rubio banned

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Nicaragua bans Marco Rubio, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen from travel over Venezuela sanctions – Nicaragua’s president says he is banning U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen from traveling to the Central American country because, he says, he is protesting the Venezuala sanctions the Republican lawmakers helped […]

Florida Five: Florida may pass NY in population, Hastings rapped for bad behavior

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Florida may surpass New York in population – New York state has held the title of the third most-populous state in the US since 2000, but it may be getting bumped by Florida — known for its beaches, oranges and migrating retirees. New population figures to […]

Florida Five: Yoho’s immigration bill draws fire, Gun business booming

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Obscure lawmaker trying to nix Obama’s immigration order suddenly thrust in spotlight – Conservative radio talk show hosts are taking aim at him for being the architect of a House bill that they say was meant to lull those on the far right into passing a […]