2012: Cillizza profiles Gingrich’s closest aides as he readies possible bid (The Fix, 12/6).
Iowa: Gingrich’s “American Solutions” donated $107,500 to Iowa politicians and state GOP (US News, 12/3).
Immigration: Voices support for immigration reform to conservative Latino convention (Politico, 12/2).
2012: Seriously considers bid as Iowa and South Carolina polls look favorable to candidacy (Politico, 12/6).
Religious Right: Defends FRC from “hate group” label, asks if “60 percent of America is a hate group?” (Walton Sun, 12/5).
Book: New book tour seems like a “dry run for presidency” (Fresno Bee, 12/2).
GOP: Declines Tea Party Nation’s draft campaign to have Palin run for RNC Chair (CNN, 12/6).
Reality TV: TV career takes off as the latest episode of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” features Reality TV star Kate Gosselin (Forbes, 12/6).
Religious Right: Kathleen Kennedy Townsend writes op-ed challenging Palin’s views on church-state separation (WaPo, 12/3).
Book: AP looks into the ghostwriter of Pawlenty’s book “Courage to Stand” (AP, 12/7).
Experience: Defends record as governor, calling himself a stalwart conservative in a progressive state (Politico, 12/5).
PAC: Pawlenty’s Freedom First PAC spent over $300,000 in last weeks before election (CNN, 12/2).
Business: Set to address small business convention in Las Vegas (RCP, 12/6).
Foreign Affairs: Pens op-ed criticizing START Treaty (Boston Globe, 12/3).
FOX: Tells Jay Leno that Fox News job is “not in the cards” (The Cutline, 12/2).
PAC: Santorum’s Keystone PAC focused on helping candidates in Iowa and South Carolina (CNN, 12/6).
South Carolina: Speaks to GOP county organizations, including a roast for retiring congressmen (Post & Courier, 12/6).
Religious Right: Plans to make another speech criticizing Kennedy’s views of separation of church and state (The Hill, 12/5).