Tracking the GOP race to 2012

Newt Gingrich said over the weekend that he'll decide in February 2011 whether or not to run for president in 2012; he'll also address the American Bankers Association's annual conference in Chicago this week; and he warned that supporting Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman in New York's 23rd district special election is a "mistake"; Tim Pawlenty, coincidentally, endorsed Hoffman today; perhaps offering some advice for 2012 hopefuls, Rudy Giuliani said it was a mistake to skip Iowa in 2008; Mitt Romney sent out a fundraising email to PAC supporters, asking them to help him "spread the word" about Iran; and he'll head to Virginia this week to campaign for gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell (R) in the final days of his race.

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