July 3rd, 2009
03:04 PM ET
5 years ago

First on the Ticker: Palin will not run for re-election

GOP sources tell CNN Palin will not seek re-election.
GOP sources tell CNN Palin will not seek re-election.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is expected to announce Friday that she will not seek a second term, three sources tell CNN.

Palin has scheduled a 3 p.m. ET news conference at her home in Wasilla. The governor’s office offered no further details about the subject of the news conference, but the sources tell CNN that Palin will announce her decision to forgo another run.

"She thinks she has accomplished goals she has set forward," one of the sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said. "She sees what a positive influence she has had on people's lives from traveling the country in the last year."

As the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, Palin is considered one of the frontrunners for the GOP nomination in 2012. Her decision not to seek another term as governor is sure to stoke speculation that Palin is seriously eyeing a run for the White House.


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  1. Billy V.

    BREAKING NEWS!!!

    Todd Palin confirms that his wife will step down as Alaska Governor FOR HEALTH REASONS.

    Apparently...Mrs. Palin IS pregnant...AGAIN!

    David Letterman has issued an apology.

    Sources close to Mr. Letterman indicate that it is now obvious that Dave, "'clearly went a little too far" in his last apology to the Alaska Governor.

    Letterman himself would later suggest, "'WOW! That's one fertile Chief Executive...As best as I can remember, we didnt even shake hands."

    July 3, 2009 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  2. frombelair

    you have a breathing problem lady, get that checked...

    July 3, 2009 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  3. Lisa

    BRAVO, SARAH!
    FOLKS- Sarah Palin is the ONLY one that Barack The Fraud Obama is Afraid of!

    Watch out Libs!

    July 3, 2009 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  4. Penny

    LOL...Sarah Palin running for president....LOL And may God bless anyone who thinks she would be a good candidate. Your doctor can prescribe medication to help you out of that unrealistic world. She's the Michael Jackson of the GOP!

    July 3, 2009 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  5. Alaska Voter

    Sarah has done a good job in Alaska. The GAS PIPELINE which has been a 'pipe dream' for thirty years, is finally on paper. She has LISTENED; our previous governor didn't feel it was necessary and even refused admittance to press conferences to the press if he didn't like what they wrote. He ran the State like a dictator.

    She has had to spend an inordinate amount of time answering 'ethics' complaints from political rivals and professional bloggers. And she has been found innocent. (Just because you don't like what a politician does, does not make it an ethics violation.)

    And people remember the RUMORS (as in the 'kill them' so called quote) and forget the TRUTH (the REPORTER made it up.) Or in the so-called 'removal' of books from the library - never done or tried.

    (BTW, when you take ANY person, take their 'sound bites' out of context, then spread innuendo and rumor, ANYONE can be made to look like a fool. Glib does not make someone a good leader. )

    I've heard her speak in Alaska. I've met her. She has done many good things. Try to remember that much of the negative has been generated by a few professional political bloggers and picked up with glee by the liberal press.

    Her family, including her children, have not deserved the vitriol and hate. I wish her, and them, health and happiness. Anyone who 'serves' deserves better.

    July 3, 2009 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  6. Thomas Shea

    Run Sarah, run! And wipe the floor with that stinky Marxist Kenyan jiggaboo! That coon who's now running the economy into the the toilet. The very place where that turd Obama fits in nicely.

    July 3, 2009 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  7. MidEastVet

    Wow – The vicious comments on here about Gov. Palin does not cease to amaze me. You leftists are the most uneducated people out there, and are inept in the ability ot properly articulating yourselves, without putting someone down in the manner that you all do.

    If you imbeciles had an iota of intelligence you would look around and realize that Governor Palin is brighter than any of your "Intellects" on tthe left.

    Governor Palin should run for US Senate – and continue to piss you ignorant socialists off!!!

    July 3, 2009 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  8. Smart Pigmy

    Actually, my favorite picture of Palin is the one of her standing next to Cindy McCain on page 4 of the Vanity Fair story.

    July 3, 2009 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  9. sara

    There she go again, is putting her children in her sh.............................

    July 3, 2009 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  10. libsridiots

    Why are liberal women so jealous of Palin?

    July 3, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  11. Greg

    The Republican Party is a wreck..........

    July 3, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  12. bob

    so what, who cares

    July 3, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  13. Zero.

    Sarah Palin alwqays under-fire. While the Wimp Obama hides in the White House.

    July 3, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  14. Hank

    Palin is a grating airhead. She'd be a great truckstop waitress, but that's about it. She's way too dumb to lead our great nation.

    July 3, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  15. Chris

    She has seen the positive influence she has on peoples live. That she has tasted the big money gravy of the national arena and craves more!!

    July 3, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  16. cginsberg

    Typical libtard nutjobs are at it again.

    July 3, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  17. SF Serg

    Hmmm, what could be the reason?

    Presidential boot camp starts next month?

    Youngest daughter is pregnant?

    Misuse of taxpayer money?

    Publicity stunt for upcoming book?

    She had a marital affair?

    Oh oh oh, press conference.

    Her words are scattered and without substance. Ok she's stepping down, I got that. She's playing basketball and she passes the ball for the greater good of the team, ok I got that. After that, I don't know what she's talking about? Does anybody know?

    July 3, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  18. capn jack

    You libs are a riot. before you make any remarks about Palin, you might want to look how YOUR fromt runner is turning out. How's that Obama thing working out for you...Got 401?

    July 3, 2009 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  19. John-VA

    Governor Palin is attractive and intelligent, contributing much more to the betterment of this nation than the current occupant of the White House. Many non-achievers spend their lives trashing those who make real contributions. I view Governor Palin's many critics as worthless slugs, dedicating their shallow lives to this sorry endeavor. Perhaps her critics should back away from their PC's and try to accomplish something, anything, while they still have the time and energy.

    July 3, 2009 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  20. Brad

    The hate that the left has for this woman is disgusting. Especially the women... feminism died when it became only for the women of the left. Has anyone considered she might be gearing down so she can be with her family??? I do not like this America one bit. I bet more people in the US have more in common with Sarah Palin than they do with BO or any of those DC elites. Maybe that is what they hate about here... she is so common. Urban liberal elites want gods in office, not people... maybe due to the lack of God in their own lives I suppose.

    July 3, 2009 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  21. selah

    Sarah had my vote before and will have it once again! Go woman of God!

    July 3, 2009 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  22. Edward Kesler

    It's easy to call someone an idiot. There were at least 53 million of them last November.

    July 3, 2009 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  23. Dave

    She'a about as qualified as the deserting coward was. I wonder if she will be able to make up the lies and spread rumor like he did?

    July 3, 2009 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  24. Michael

    SARAH PALIN our next President. That's why the left wing despises her. A fresh voice for all conservatives in the USA!

    July 3, 2009 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  25. G

    The hatred directed at this woman is nothing short of embarrassing for us as Americans. No longer are we capable of reasoned political discourse, some lesser beings prefer to allow their hate, unbridled jealousy (she's gorgeous AND successful, most women aren't), and pure ideological bigotry to speak for them.

    Some of you people are truly and utterly pathetic.

    I fear America's best days are behind her.

    July 3, 2009 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
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