The Invisible Primary, 3/15

Tracking the GOP race to 2012

Politico surveyed over three dozen tea party leaders in 29 states and found that Sarah Palin got the most votes for who they'd like to see win the presidency in 2012; Palin appeared with Glenn Beck in Tulsa over the weekend to kick off the "Taking Back Our Country Tour"; Palin will travel to President Obama's hometown of Chicago to speak at the Rosemont Theatre on May 12, hosted by radio station WIND-AM; Palin's father is featured in a radio ad for Nevada Senate candidate Danny Tarkanian; the Minnesota state Supreme Court is considering Tim Pawlenty's authority to rescind state funds; Mitt Romney spoke to a crowd of thousands as his book tour came to Salt Lake City over the weekend; and Romney will speak at Emory University March 30.