TallyMadness update: #6 Fred Karlinsky vs. #11 Gary Guzzo going down to the wire

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With less than sixteen hours left in first-round voting in TallyMadness — the online voting competition to determine Florida’s best lobbyist — one match-up that looks like it is going down to the wire is #6 seed Fred Karlinsky versus #11 seed Gary Guzzo.

Karlinsky vs. Guzzo is already the second most-trafficked bracket in Monday’s voting, which is already at over 22,000 votes cast.  This match-up has been a seesaw battle from the start with a half-dozen lead changes. Karlinsky began the match on top, but then Guzzo rallied over the weekend. Karlinsky pulled back ahead late Sunday night and appears to be maintaining his lead this morning.

But, with so many votes being cast in the final hours of TallyMadness, don’t be surprised if the lead changes hands again — and again.


Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, 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.