Voting in the first-round of TallyMadness ends midnight Tuesday!

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Voting in the first-round of TallyMadness — the online competition to determine Florida’s “best” lobbyist — ends midnight Tuesday.

The winners of the 32 first-round match-ups will be first announced in Wednesday’s edition of Sunburn, my morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. Second-round voting will begin at noon Wednesday and last through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday.

More than 10,000 votes have been cast so far in TallyMadness.

Several match-ups are still neck and neck, including #4 seed Paul Bradshaw vs. #13 seed Monesia Brown, who are only separated by 5 votes. #5 seed Ron LaFace and #12 seed Lori Killinger are also all but tied at this point in the competition.

Several underdogs are primed to pull off gigantic upsets, including #15 seed Andy Palmer, who is throttling the defending champ, #2 seed Jon Johnson.

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.