Today's Insider is reporting that Joe Hackney is building support for his bid to be House Speaker and that Joe Tolson is expected to announce he's out of the race and supporting Hackney.
Hackney, meanwhile, declined to say how many commitments he has for speaker. The Orange County Democrat did say that he has steadily been picking up support. "Starting to roll," Hackney said.
House Democrats are getting together Wednesday for the decision. Hackney told me several weeks ago he would win because of his history as a consensus builder. He's not one to count his chickens before they hatch, so "starting to roll," is a pretty upbeat comment.