Mitt Romney is headed to Illinois early today as the few polls taken in the state reflect a statistical dead heat between him and Rick Santorum. It’s the first contest in this primary cycle that is Romney v. Santorum (despite the fact that Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are in the race, there is virtually no chance of them winning either the state or, increasingly for Newt in particular, the nomination). On that note, Fmr. RNC Chair Michael Steele will join us to talk about the delegate math. He’s responsible for this new primary calendar and has expressed his content with how the race for the nomination has stretched out. (You can say that again).
Luke Russert will be our host, and yours, at noon ET (with a special cameo by none other than…wait for it…Alex Wagner!)
Rana Foroohar, TIME
Fmr. Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA), NBC News Political Analyst
Maggie Haberman, POLITICO (@maggiepolitico)
Ben Smith, BuzzFeed (@buzzfeedben)
Michael Steele, Fmr. RNC Chair/msnbc Political Analyst (@steele_michael)
Bill Burton, Pro-Obama Super PAC Priorities USA Action Head (@billburton716)