Tally Madness 2015 is complete!
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CONGRATS TO MARK DELEGAL – THE 2015 TALLYMADNESS CHAMPION
After more than two weeks and one million votes cast, Mark Delegal is THE 2015 TallyMadness winner. He bested John Holley in a big win, ending Holley’s impressive Cinderella run that saw the #11 seed go deep into the final rounds.
Delegal’s bid must have been keeping the paralegals at Holland & Knight busy indeed over the past three days: he receivedthe lion’s share of around 96,000 ballots submitted in the championship round of this year’s online competition to determine Tallahassee’s “best” lobbyist.
Those who know him say the key to his TallyMadness success is the same as his success as a professional advocate: hard work and strategic execution.
“Mark is a machine,” Capitol-scene staple and fellow influencer Mac Stipanovich told SaintPetersBlog. “No one more is more committed to his clients interests or works harder to further them. When all is lost, he is hopeful. When victory is at hand, he is worried. Just being around him is exhausting.”
Tabulating his votes was exhausting, too. Over the course of his dominant run Delegal was an irrepressible vote-getter as he took out Goliath after Goliath. Formidable foes Albert Balido, Marty Fiorentino, Andy Palmer, Brian Ballard and Ron Book were toppled consecutively as Delegal racked up more than a quarter of a million votes from March 26 until tonight.
Congratulations to Mark Delegal and all of the competitors who were chosen to play by this year’s selection committee.
About Tally Madness: Just like college basketball fans who fill out their brackets as part of “March Madness,” political aficionados in the Capitol and beyond can vote on a series of bracketed matchups pitting Florida’s top lobbyists against each other.
Voters can also follow @TallyMadness on Twitter, where sneak-peaks of current matchups will be provided, along with other interesting news and tidbits.
2015 Final Results
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