Tracking the GOP race to 2012

Sarah Palin will reportedly form a new political organization as her memoir hits bookstores in November; despite having predicted Palin would be a "catastrophic" nominee for the GOP in 2012, former McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt defended the decision to pick her as VP nominee today; Tim Pawlenty addressed the Republican Jewish Coalition in DC today; Eric Cantor talked job-creation in a post at The Corner; Mike Pence met with local Republican activists and party officials in South Carolina this week; Rick Santorum will travel to North Carolina this month; Mike Huckabee will address the Conservative Party in upstate New York; and Newt Gingrich is getting sued by a photographer who claims he used her photos without permission in his 2006 book, Rediscovering God in America.

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