From a source in the McCall-Pitts camp: “McCall is making calls for Pitts. There will be a press conference at 4 p.m. tomorrow and the names will be pouring out.” If they are willing to publish names, the Craddick speakership is over.
ADDENDUM: 9:52 P.M. I want to make clear that this was an unofficial source, well connected but not a principal or a spokesperson. I have editied the headline to include a question mark. I still haven’t seen any indication that this press conference will happen. This is not a done deal yet, and until Pitts and McCall are ready to go public with their votes, I’m going reduce the betting line on Craddick’s retaining his seat to even money.