The news that the Pitts forces are pressing for a secret ballot, with the results to be released after committee appointments, is a clear indication that they feel they are behind. (And they're right.) That consensus seems to be building in the lobby as well. I'm going to call the race for Craddick.
As I write ( 4 p.m.), Pitts and his supporters are meeting at the Westgate, presumably to arrange a last-ditch strategy for tomorrow. I can't imagine what might work at this point. Tom Craddick will be Speaker of the House.
I want to get this posted. More to follow ...
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