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: Cortes poised to win one back for conservatives, Political flyer does the unthinkable

Bob Cortes in Florida House District 30 offers GOP best chance to take back a seat

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Bob Cortes in Florida House District 30 offers GOP best chance to take back a seat – During the last election cycle, Democrat Karen Castor Dentel rode an Obama turnout effort and managed to beat a Republican incumbent to steal a seat from the GOP […]

Political flyer does the unthinkable; calls out residents that don’t vote – by name

Voting flyer

An unusual political flyer mailed in Orange County has people fuming over its contents – it’s calling out people who don’t vote. “Don’t throw Away Your Vote,” the flyer says on one side. The other side reads, “Every year thousands of your neighbors fail to vote. We think it’s too important. This year we are […]

Florida Five: Jimmy Buffett rallies Dems, Jeb Bush explains Common Core ‘confusion’

Jimmy Buffett

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Jeb Bush talks presidential run, Common Core in Nashville – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, speaking in Nashville on Tuesday as he weighs a run for president, discussed his positions on Common Core and immigration, two stances that might complicate his candidacy in a GOP […]

Florida Five: Crist bans photos of private jet, Will another Floridian be next DCCC chair?

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Crist bans news crew from pictures of private jet he flies around the state – People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, as the old saying goes, but Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist didn’t get the memo. Crist flew around the state on Saturday, hitting […]

Crist bans news crew from pictures of private jet he flies around the state

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People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, as the old saying goes, but Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist didn’t get the memo. Crist flew around the state on Saturday, hitting Jacksonville, Miami and Sanford, and allowed only one reporter on board the private jet, according to the Miami Herald. But Troy Kinsey of Bay News […]

Florida Five: Ad links Crist strip club cash to sex trafficking, Amendment 2 up in smoke

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: New poll confirms the worst for medical marijuana Amendment 2 – A new poll of likely voters confirms proponents’ fears that Amendment 2, a proposal to expand medical marijuana use in the Sunshine State, is in deep trouble at just the wrong time. Gravis Marketing […]

Miami superstar singer ‘Pitbull’ gives big shoutout to one candidate in hot Fla. governor’s race

Pitbull

It may come as a surprise to some that the most popular person at a Republican fundraiser in Coral Gables Friday was not the gubernatorial candidate who was the guest of honor. Instead, heads turned when Miami native Armando Christian Pérez, who most know as Pitbull, posted a photo with Gov. Rick Scott, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera […]

Provocative ad links Crist’s strip club contributions to sex trafficking

Sex trafficking Crist ad

A scathing new ad released Monday by the Republican Party of Florida suggests a link between sex trafficking and strip clubs that gave gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist $90,000 in contributions. In “Charlie’s War On Women,” Crist is seen saying in an interview that he will not return the money because it was contributed from “a management company.” Watch […]

Florida Five: Crist keeps strip club cash, campaigns with Bill Clinton, DWS gets smoked

Clinton and Crist

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Charlie Crist Refuses to Return Dirty Strip Club Cash – Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist said it would not be appropriate to return $90,000 in campaign contributions from strip club companies. During an interview with Facing South Florida host Jim DeFede, Crist was grilled […]

‘Seeking the Truth’: David Silvers business dealings questioned

Hager ad on Silvers

David Silvers is hiding the truth, according to a new ad released by the Republican Party of Florida. Florida State Rep. Bill Hager’s District 89 Democratic opponent was responsible for a family company that left workers without a job and still paid bonuses to family members, the ad “Seeking the Truth” says. “Too often government works for itself,” […]