MacKay to stay

This one just off the wire:

Peter MacKay will stay in federal politics rather than run for the leadership of the Nova Scotia Progressive conservative Party, a highly-placed source says.

Mr. MacKay, deputy leader of the federal Conservatives, told Conservative Leader Stephen Harper that he was staying and has always told Mr. Harper that was his preference, the source says.

His decision will be announced Wednesday to the Conservative caucus meeting before it is announced publicly.

Well this may end a few news cycles of speculation. It seemed that MacKay was always leaning towards staying, however, the uncertainty brought him a lot of attention and positive press. If this report is true, MacKay has spoiled the forcasts of a few pundits who predicted his departure including Greg Weston of Sun media and Craig Oliver of CTV.