|2012 Presidential Race:
Kansas Primary: Newly elected KS Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) is introducing a bill to skip the Presidential primary in KS, saving the state up to $2 million. It would be the 5th consecutive election in which KS does not hold a Presidential primary.Huntsman: Hunstman is looking like a very likely candidate today. He is resigning as Ambassador to China to explore a Presidential bid.
Polling (PDF): A new Strategic Nationals poll of the MI Republican Primary shows Mitt Romney slightly ahead with 24%, compared to Huckabee and Palin at 19% and 17%, respectively. Next is Gingrich and Pawlenty, with 10 and 4%. Santorum, Huntsman, Daniels, and Barbour all have less than 2%.
Connecticut Republicans may have found just what they need to win in CT. An uncontroversial state Senator with some big fundraising connections- Sen. Scott Frantz- is being encouraged to run for US Senate. He is not ruling it out.
Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl plans to announce his intentions next month. There is speculation he may retire. The article includes info about the potential leadership battle for Republican Whip and other positions if Kyl retires….