It's Steve Madden vs. Gus Corbella in the Championship of TallyMadness

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With more than 12,000 votes cast as part of TallyMadness — an online voting competition to determine Florida’s best lobbyist — the Championship Match is finally set.

Cinderella Man Steve Madden will face off against Gus Corbella in a battle of two Tallahassee favorites.

Just like college basketball’s March Madness, the Championship of TallyMadness could not have been better scripted. #16 seed Steve Madden, riding a wave of support from his colleagues in the Capital, has upset one opponent after another, while dark horse Gus Corbella defeated heavyweights Mac Stipanovich and Barney Bishop, among others, on his way to the Championship Match.

Voting ends at midnight on Thursday with a winner announced on Friday morning.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.