The Invisible Primary, 11/6

Tracking the GOP race to 2012

Mike Huckabee leads the foremost 2012 contenders, according to a new Gallup poll, as 71 percent of Republicans said they'd "seriously consider" supporting him for president, while Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin both collected 65 percent, and Newt Gingrich collected 60; Tim Pawlenty said he was "inartful" in suggesting this week that there might be problems with Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) being a member of the Republican Party; he's also proposing an amendment to the Minnesota constitution that would cap state spending; discussing his non-endorsement in NY-23 with OneNewsNow, Mike Huckabee said he was asked by party officials not to get involved; and with tea partiers descending on the Capitol today for a rally/protest, Eric Cantor and Mike Pence addressed the crowd.