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: Bush and Rubio open to more oil drilling, Hillary shuns public during Fla. visit

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio open to more oil drilling as issue gains attention in Florida – Efforts to open up oil drilling off both Florida coasts could inject the issue into the race for president, and home state contenders Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are […]

Florida Five: Obama arrives in Florida – again, Conservative PAC slams Hillary in web ad

Obama in Miami

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Barack Obama can’t stay away from Florida – Florida is where immigration, climate change, Cuba policy, Medicare and other issues Democrats are trying to use to rally voters in 2016 all come together. It’s also home to two of the Republican presidential candidates they’re most worried […]

Florida Five: Charlie Crist’s new family business, Scott Walker may skip Fla. primary

Charlie & Carole Crist

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: New family business for Carole and Charlie Crist – Carole designs the clothes and Charlie hustles the clientele at Goddessey Boutique, the new business venture for Florida’s former first couple. Certainly the former governor gave Goddessey a flying start. The Crists set up shop right where […]

Florida Five: Big Dems hit Fla. for campaign cash, Record-high education budget looms

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Invasion of the Big D’s: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton will look for serious cash – Some of the biggest names in the Democratic Party are heading to the Sunshine State this week to hit up Florida donors for cash. President Barack Obama will be headed to […]

Florida Five: Obama orders Scott to expand Medicaid, Wounded vets travel to Fla. for outdoor events

Rick Scott and Obama

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Obama orders Scott to expand Medicaid but without funds to do so – Florida lawmakers say they’re closer to averting a government shutdown this summer after the Obama administration moved to defuse a health-funding standoff with Republican Gov. Rick Scott that has featured a lawsuit, comparisons […]

Operation Outdoor Freedom honors wounded veterans over Memorial Day weekend

Operation Outdoor Freedom

Operation Outdoor Freedom celebrated its fourth year of providing recreational events for wounded veterans over Memorial Day weekend. Launched in 2011 by Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam, hundreds of wounded veterans across the state participate each year in fishing, hunting and boating at no cost to them or their families. “On this Memorial Day, and every day, we […]

Florida Five: Donald Trump wows crowd of 1500, Washington Post newsflash – Rubio’s not rich!

Donald Trump

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips:  Trump takes shots at fellow Republicans: Carly was ‘fired viciously,’ Rubio is ‘a horror show’ and Jeb made ‘a total fool out of himself’ on Iraq – Donald Trump isn’t looking past the Republican primary and sharpening his manicured claws for Hillary Clinton. Not yet. In […]

Fla. Gov. Rick Scott signs 44 bills into law

Rick Scott 2014 bill signing

Florida’s 2015 Legislative Session produced a number of bills, some of which Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Thursday, according to a statement from his office. Here is the list issued from the governor’s office: SB 144           Public Records/Impaired Practitioner Consultants – This bill provides an exemption from public records requirements for certain personal identifying information […]

Florida Five: Jacksonville mayoral race has 2016 implications, Carly Fiorina blasts Hillary in So. Fla.

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips:  Florida GOP cheered by win in Jacksonville mayor’s race – In a race that many are calling the first round in the 2016 election cycle battles, Republicans in Florida scored a significant victory on Tuesday night, when Republican Lenny Curry defeated the incumbent Democrat Mayor of […]

Florida Five: Lobbyists haul in big cash in first quarter, Grayson calls wife a ‘gold digger’

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips:  Lobbying firms haul in big cash in Florida during first quarter of 2015 – Millions of dollars poured into lobbying firms during the first three months of the year, as they sought to sway Florida lawmakers on issues such as gambling and health care, according to […]