Tracking the GOP race to 2012

Sarah Palin wins The Washington Post's poll of Republicans, on the question of whom they'd vote for in 2012..with 17 percent; she is also identified as the #1 leader of the GOP...identified as such by 18 percent of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents; she's also flown on a Gulfstream II jet between stops on her bus tour; a statement by Newt Gingrich on "Climategate" is reportedly pending; and Mike Huckabee has taken some criticism for commuting the sentence of the suspect in four police shootings in a Seattle suburb.

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