Get ready for TallyMadness 2020 — Deciding the best ‘young’ lobbyist in Florida
The final round of TallyMadness 2020 is upon us.

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This year's TallyMadness is limited to those 40 years old and younger.

An investigation of the agency that funnels money to groups that help domestic violence victims. An effort to give judges flexibility to deviate from mandatory minimum sentences for some drug offenses. A proposal to merge the state’s two smallest universities with its largest. These are but three of the dozens of earth-shattering important issues debated during the 2020 Legislation Session.

Who cares?

The Legislative Session is also about the tangential and the trivial, but it’s the tangential and trivial which drives the state capital.

That’s why Florida Politics is excited to announce the return of TallyMadness — an online voting competition to determine who is the “best” lobbyist in Florida.

Just like college basketball fans who fill out their brackets as part of “March Madness,” political aficionados in the capital and beyond can vote on a series of bracketed match-ups pitting Florida’s top lobbyists against each other.

But this year, we’re mixing things up. This year we want to crown the top ‘young’ lobbyist in #FlaPol. 

Young is a relative term, so for our purposes, this year’s TallyMadness is limited to those 40 years old and younger. Sorry, Dean Cannon, we see those boyish good looks, but you’re just a few years too old for this year’s competition.

Right now, we are still accepting nominations for who should make the big dance. From there, a select committee will then seed the lobbyists. Voters will select the winner of each match-up, with first-round voting beginning this weekend and lasting through the final days of Session.

If you would like to nominate a lobbyist or would like to serve on the select committee, please e-mail me at [email protected].

Let the TallyMadness begin.

Peter Schorsch

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises Media and is the publisher of, INFLUENCE Magazine, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. Previous to his publishing efforts, Peter was a political consultant to dozens of congressional and state campaigns, as well as 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. Follow Peter on Twitter @PeterSchorschFL.


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