The Invisible Primary, 8/5

Tracking the GOP race to 2012

According to a Public Policy Polling survey (automated, via telephone), Virginians say they'd react better to Sarah Palin campaigning for a candidate in their state than to President Obama doing the same; Palin traveled to New York City for book meetings and told Politico that divorce rumors are "made up"; Tim Pawlenty will headline a Florida GOP dinner later this month, which will place him alongside fellow 2012 potential Charlie Crist; and Newt Gingrich addressed the Young America's Foundation's Conservative Student Conference.