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TallyMadness update: Jim Magill keeping it close with #2 seed David Ramba

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Despite a number 15 seeding this year Jim Magill is hanging around in a close contest with David Ramba in 2015’s TallyMadness – the online voting competition to determine Florida’s “best” lobbyist.

Magill, a regular in the pantheon of TallyMadness late-round contenders, has so far won 45.1 percent of the vote to Ramba’s 54.9 in a highly-trafficked Round of 64 matchup.

Ramba’s colleague at his lobbying firm, Allison Carvajal is also leading her matchup in the early going, topping Gary Guzzo – Ramba’s second-round opponent in TallyMadness ’13 – 59 to 41 percent.

With four full days of voting ahead, two of them entirely appropriations committee-free, both matches are still very much up for grabs.

Voting continues at from now until midnight on Tuesday, March 31. Like the old Porkchoppers used to say, vote early and vote often!

Ryan Ray writes about campaigns and public policy in Tampa Bay and across the state. A contributor to and before that, The Florida Squeeze, he covers the Legislature as a member of the Florida Capitol Press Corps and has worked as a staffer on several campaigns. He can be reached at

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