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: Obama golfs with big money Fla. foursome, Rubio makes plans for 2016 announcement

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Obama tees off with business moguls in Florida – President Obama on Sunday visited a Florida course and golfed with three wealthy business executives. Sunday’s game marked Obama’s second this weekend at the Floridian National Golf Course in Palm City. The president arrived in the eastern […]

Florida Five: Bill Nelson vulnerable in 2018, Uber bill heads to the House floor

Bill Nelson

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Rick Scott competitive against Bill Nelson in 2018 Senate race, poll shows – Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla., looks combative against U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., if he challenges the senator in 2018, a new poll shows. Public Policy Polling (PPP), a firm with connections to prominent […]

Florida Five: Obama heads to Fla. for another golf weekend, Pam Bondi tops US Senate hopefuls

Obama golf at MV

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Here comes Florida: The president takes another golf weekend – Just a brief bulletin, then we’ll move right along. Time to fire up Air Force One, because President Obama is off to the Treasure Coast of Florida this weekend, specifically Palm City. The local press is […]

Florida Five: Golf legend receives Congressional Gold Medal, Florida up for grabs in 2016

Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal of Honor

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Jack Nicklaus receives Congressional Gold Medal – Even for a man considered to be the greatest in his profession, Tuesday was a big day in the life of Jack Nicklaus. The leaders of the U.S. House and Senate presented Nicklaus with the Congressional Gold Medal to […]

Florida Five: DWS takes a shot at Ted Cruz, Progressive Dems want another Senate candidate

Wasserman Schultz and Cruz

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: New presidential candidate Ted Cruz draws fire from DWS – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced on Monday that he will run for the Republican presidential nomination, while Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida congresswoman who leads the Democratic National Committee, called him the “de-facto leader” of […]

Florida Five: Rep. Patrick Murphy announces US Senate run, Gov. Scott rejects gas tax increase

Rep. Patrick Murphy

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Democrat Patrick Murphy announces run for U.S. Senate – South Florida Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy has declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate in Florida in 2016. “It just boils down to where I think being in the U.S. Senate, we can really have a great […]

Florida Five: Project plans to move water to Everglades, Gov. Scott signs 5 bills into law

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Florida Gov. Scott says Tamiami Trail project will help move water south— On Tuesday, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently issued a permit to the Department of Interior’s National Park Service, Everglades National Park, for the construction of 2.6 miles […]

Fla. Gov. Rick Scott signs 5 bills into law

Rick Scott 2014 bill signing

Florida’s 2015 Legislative Session is in full swing with legislators handing Gov. Rick Scott the following bills which he signed into law Thursday, according to a statement from his office. HB 7035:  Moves the Florida Presidential Primary to the third Tuesday in March SB 700:  Adopts the 2015 Florida Statutes and makes them law SB […]

Florida Five: Rick Scott’s next political move, Affordable housing funds spared

Rick Scott wins

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Gov. Rick Scott eyeing run for U.S. Senate — in 2018 – You might have seen Gov. Rick Scott recently talking to you in a TV ad — “We are expanding our industries, investing in our ports, making a record commitment to you, devoting more resources […]

Florida Five: Judge dismisses $6.3 million in traffic tickets, Environmentalists pan Amendment 1 plan

Traffic light camera

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Broward judges toss 24,000 red-light camera tickets totaling millions – Two Broward County traffic judges dismissed 24,000 pending red-light camera ticket cases Monday, ruling that the program violates Florida law. Fines from those citations, which came from nearly every city in the county, would have amounted […]