There are just over six hours left in first-round voting in TallyMadness — the online voting competition to determine Florida’s “best” lobbyist.
Many of the match-ups are coming down to the wire, including two ‘David vs. Goliath’ struggles between #1 and #16 seeds.
Among the match-ups still in doubt, #1 Brian Ballard vs. #16 Alan Suskey and #1 Jon Johnson vs. #16 Keyna Cory. Ballard and Johnson may have client lists longer than a summer’s day, but Suskey and Cory are well-liked among their colleagues on Adams Street.
A #2 seed in trouble is Charlie Dudley of Floridian Partners, who is facing off against #15 seed Richard Reeves of Capitol Insight. Even though Dudley keeps inking new clients for his firm, Reeves is as popular as a prom king among the Governors Club crowd.
Meanwhile, #8 seed Slater Bayliss is only a few votes ahead of #9 seed Fred Leonhardt, while last year’s co-champs — Ron LaFace, Rhett O’Doski, and Monica Rodriguez — are each faring well in their match-ups, although the other co-champ, Frank Mayernick, looks like he’s in trouble.
Results from the first-round will be available in Tuesday’s edition of Sunburn.