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Kimberly Nicole Klacik (née Bray; born January 19, 1982) is an American businesswoman and former political candidate. She was the Republican nominee for Maryland’s 7th congressional district in both the April 2020 special election, held following the death of incumbent Elijah Cummings, and the subsequent November 2020 election
Klacik was born Kimberly Bray on January 19, 1982. Klacik grew up in Accokeek, Maryland. She attended Bowie State University, but did not receive a degree. She moved to the Baltimore area in 2010.
Klacik worked for some time as a stripper. In 2013, she founded Potential Me, a nonprofit that assists women with workforce development. Courthouse News reported that Klacik’s non-profit filed only one tax return since 2013, reporting a revenue of under $7,000 and expenditures under $3,000 for providing clothing to 10 women rather than the 200 women claimed by Klacik.
In April 2022, Klacik became a full-time midday host at Baltimore’s WBAL NewsRadio, Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Klacik had worked part-time for WBAL since June 2021, making regular weekly appearances on afternoon host Torrey Snow’s show. She left the station in November 2022
Klacik was elected to the Baltimore County Republican Central Committee in 2018. Fox News in 2019 called her a “Republican strategist” and noted her critiques of Congressman Elijah Cummings and the living standards and safety issues in his district.
In a July 2019 interview on Fox & Friends, Klacik talked about Cummings’s Baltimore district being overrun by trash and dilapidation. An hour later, President Donald Trump echoed the segment by beginning to disparage both the city of Baltimore and Cummings on Twitter in a series of 19 tweets over two days. Klacik responded to Trump’s Twitter comments by tweeting, “This just made my day.”