From my colleague Amy Worden:
One of the most conservative members of the GOP caucus, Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, may have been an outspoken critic of House Speaker John Perzel’s deal-making with Gov. Rendell in the past, but he says he’s got his vote today.
The Butler County Republican is skipping the morning caucus meeting to host 25 family and friends. But he said he doesn’t need to hear the discussion; he knows what he’s going to do: “I will support the Republican nominee."
“John Perzel is heads and shoulders above DeWeese in his ability to do his job," said Metcalfe. "He has learned a lesson and will work in a new way with the majority of the Republican caucus, rather than just give things to Rendell.”