(CNN) – Your guide to where the race stands for the Republican presidential nomination:
GOP delegate estimate (as of 3/31/2012):
- Mitt Romney: 571
- Rick Santorum: 264
- Newt Gingrich: 137
- Ron Paul: 71
Needed to clinch GOP nomination: 1,144
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To see where the candidates are campaigning today, see below.
Happy April Fools Day. It's no joke that we're up super-early to prepare for today's program. Prepare along with us - read what we're reading this morning.
On our radar: The 2012 GOP primaries move to Wisconsin, where an influential Republican in the state announced his endorsement of Mitt Romney on Friday (he's our guest, see below). We're also keeping an eye on the Middle East and rising tensions in Iran and Syria.
Check out what we're reading, and be sure to watch our exclusive interview with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. We'll also talk to Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan on the winding down Republican primary season; and we'll get a handle on the Mideast with the chairman and ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee. State of the Union airs today at 9am/12pm ET.
Check out what we're reading, right here.