Voting in the 2nd Round of TallyMadness closes tonight, and if you haven’t already cast your day’s vote, I recommend doing so. These races are tight. In fact — these matchups are the closest as a whole that we’ve seen yet in this online voting competition to determine Florida’s “best” lobbyist.
A few of the face-offs are particularly tight, such as those between No. 4 seed Paul Bradshaw and No. 5 seed Gus Corbella; No. 2 seed Mark Delegal and No. 7 seed Mark Reichelderfer; and No. 11 seed Sean Pittman and No. 14 seed Missy Timmins.
Then, there are a few close contests that could mean the continued momentum of lower-seeded lobbyists who have defeated big names. No. 16 seed Alan Suskey defeated No. 1 seed Brian Ballard in the 1st Round, and now faces No. 8 seed Slater Bayliss; and No. 14 seed Monica Rodriguez defeated No. 3 seed Marion Hammer and now faces No. 6 seed Gary Guzzo.
Rodriguez joins No. 9 seed Jennifer Green, No. 10 seed Allison Carvajal, No. 5 seed Claudia Davant, No. 10 seed Amy Christian, and No. 14 seed Missy Timmins, to form the remaining female block of contestants.
The 32 lobbyists in this 2nd Round are all true contenders in Florida’s political orbit. Tonight’s winners will move on to the Sweet 16 of TallyMadness.