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: Crist, Scott slug it out, Bogdanoff, Sachs debate a game-changer

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Crist, Scott slug it out in heated final debate of Florida gubernatorial race – Florida’s leading candidates for governor clashed fiercely during their final debate on Tuesday night, sniping at each other over everything from the economy and the minimum wage to the death penalty. […]

Game-changing debate pins former Fla. State Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff against ‘do-nothing’ Sen. Maria Sachs

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In a Florida Senate District 34 debate between former Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff and current Sen. Maria Sachs, a potentially game-changing debate unfolded on Sunday. The key focus was on “Bogdanoff’s experience with complex insurance issues and multiple missed votes by Sachs” on WPTV Channel 5’s “To The Point,” according to The Daily Broward. Brought to […]

Florida Five: Scott tops Crist in poll, Homeowners hosed,Tackiest man in Fla?

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: 0ptimus FL poll: Rick Scott tops Charlie Crist 41-40, no Fangate Effect found – Widely reported and heavily mocked, the ‘Fangate’ from Wednesday’s governor’s debate doesn’t appear to have had any effect on the race, according to a new poll from the Republican-leaning firm 0ptimus […]

Florida Five: Common Core opponents support Rick Scott, Wasserman Schultz humiliated

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Common Core opponents to urge support for Rick Scott – Anti-Common Core activists haven’t been pleased with Gov. Rick Scott’s half-measures on the issue but are throwing their support behind him against Charlie Crist.”In 2009 Charlie Crist took us into Common Core and is an […]

Florida Five: Fed panel to discuss ‘stand your ground,’ Crist violates debate rules

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Rules don’t allow for Crist’s fan in CNN / WJXT debate – Charlie Crist’s fan isn’t allowed on stage under the rules of an October 21 Florida governor’s race debate that CNN is hosting in conjunction with Jacksonville affiliate WJXT. The candidates were sent a […]

Florida Five: Scott, Crist debate controversy, Another Palm Beach County ballot debacle

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Another election year, another Susan Bucher ballot screw-up – Did you really think Susan Bucher was going to get through an election without mucking something up? Sure enough, the Palm Beach supervisor of elections lived down to expectations. Two years after Bucher’s office sent out […]

Fla. CFO Jeff Atwater launches new ad: ‘I’m watching out for you’

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Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater wants voters to know that he’s watching out for them — and his new digital ad tells them how. Atwater says all state spending can be found online. And, his department is responsible for the arrest of over 5,000 criminals for insurance fraud. Watch Atwater’s new ad here:

Florida Five: Michelle Obama to campaign for Crist, Bondi seeks gay marriage ruling

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Bondi asks Florida Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage – In a startling move Monday night, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said she wants the Florida Supreme Court to decide once-and-for-all whether same-sex couples can marry in the Sunshine State. “That is unquestionably an […]

Sen. Marco Rubio: Obama ‘out of touch’, ISIS cannot be ‘simply defeated’

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., had harsh words Monday for the Obama administration’s handling of the Middle East, telling Fox News Monday that ISIS cannot be ‘simply defeated.’ “The problem is that this conflict is moving much faster than our ability to identify, train, equip and place in the field these rebel elements, or anybody […]

Florida Five: Amendment 2’s best kept secret, Crist threatens executive order

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Rick Scott, Charlie Crist agree on taking Medicaid expansion money, but not on how to do it – As he gains momentum in the race for governor, Charlie Crist is driving a conversation on Medicaid expansion. The Republican-turned-Democrat has become such a fervent supporter of […]