It appears there’s more at stake in the match-up between #7 seed Jim Magill and #10 seed Allison Carvajal than just determining who moves on to the second-round of TallyMadness — the online voting competition to determine Florida’s “best” lobbyist.
Some Tally insiders suggest Carvajal vs. Magill is a proxy fight between Avenue Eat and Drink restaurant, where Carvajal is a dedicated regular, and The Governors Club, where Magill is known to hold court. Reportedly, bartenders and waiters at both restaurants have been pulling out their iPhones to vote for their favorite patrons.
Carvajal and Magill are two of the more popular locals in Tallahassee, so expect this match-up to go down the wire.
As of late Saturday night, Carvajal had a 10 vote lead over Magill — giving Carvajal a 50.2 to 49.8 percent lead.
But, with just over 48 hours left in first-round voting, this match-up is anyone’s to win.