(AP) - Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, whose life story is described by the governor's office as "the American Dream come true," has seen a political career with tremendous potential suddenly hit the pause button.
Whether it resumes or not will depend on what's revealed about her public relation firm's work for Allied Veterans of the World,
a purported veteran charity accused of pocketing millions of dollars in illegal gambling revenue. Carroll resigned on Tuesday.
Republican political strategists say she has the perfect political resume - military service, a small business owner, a good mother,
legislative service and making history as the first black lieutenant governor and first woman elected to the position.
If Carroll, 53, isn't implicated, she could re-emerge in Florida politics. If she is, her career might be over.