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. Niki Birdsflight

    The fool can dream. She is in a delusional state of mind and will eventually fall on her sorry face. May God allow her to make an ass out of herself.

    July 3, 2009 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  2. southfork

    A good and decent woman- and from many of you the same vitriolic garbage spews forth. I challenge any of you mental midgets to give me substantive list of why she is such an "atrocious" person. Oh --you are not allowed to regurgitate the same dribble that the media has fed you. Is there ONE thinking person out there that can accept this challenge?? Go for it-----

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

    Her speech today shows me what a great president she'll be, NOT!!!
    She should have stepped down a year ago, we whould all be better off.

    July 3, 2009 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  4. jimbo

    I bet she knows how many states are in the usa and that there is no Austrian language. Seriously, I cannot believe all the tacky comments about her kids. By the way, in 2012, I could beat Obama after the kool aid drinkers wake up and see what he has done to our country

    July 3, 2009 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  5. cginsberg

    "QUESTION: Will Sarah return to college in the near future to study history, political science, geography, sociology…….etc?????"

    Ummm...will Obama do the same? And perhaps take a few courses in economics and business management?

    July 3, 2009 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  6. Robert Anchor

    Caption to read as follows:

    "They say it's about THAT big on a moose, but I'm not brave enough to take it ..."

    July 3, 2009 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  7. Robert in Calgary

    The GOP is not learning. Still totally lost. Petty ego, intolerance and ignorance from the backwoods being promoted for leadership. When did the GOP get told that incompetence is admirable? That trend has been primary to GOP activity for quite some time. The average US citizen would recognize that as the worst of blind Communism, whereas the GOP has a branch who still thinks it's like, tactical, and, we can see Communists from our back yard, hey hey hey. Too bad the Russians and Chinese have already figured out Communism is stupid and incompetent. How they deal with it is their business, and the US has no business letting hillbilly neotards from Alaska's freakiest churches draw attention.

    July 3, 2009 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  8. Mr. Smith

    Yes. I hope this means she is running for Pres in 2012. She will handily beat Osama. He has screwed up everything so far. Look at his silly budget. He actually thinks Americans are that stupid that we will believe we can pay for all that. Bwahaha. It is amazing how uneducated the "elite" really are. They voted for this empty suit. He can't even speak smartly. He sounds like an ex drug addict on prozac.

    July 3, 2009 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  9. Joan

    I hope she does run for Prez as i would love to see a Palin/Bachman GOP ticket in order to get this country straightened out. Two women who have earned their political leadership on their own and not on the coattails of their husbands. Men have had enough years running the country and now that we are in a real mess, now bring on the women to step up to the plate and clean up this mess. Go ladies!!!

    July 3, 2009 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  10. Natalie

    Oh, no, now she'll have more time to be irrelevant. Isn't there one bear left in Alaska who will step up and do his country a favor and eat this nut?

    July 3, 2009 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  11. Joan

    That would be great for the democrats...especially Obama!!! She's an idiot!

    July 3, 2009 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  12. Lord Darth Sidious

    i really wish The Lady would go back to modeling lingerie cause she still oogles mine eye, yes!

    July 3, 2009 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  13. JECMC

    The unkindness and spewed hatefulness of blog comments these days has me deeply concerned about where our country is headed...who are these people who can say such degrading and awful things about anyone–be it Republican or Democrat? Are you my neighbors? Do I know some of you? Because you are anonymous, do you think you can degrade people? Where is common decency? Politeness? Can't people disagree intelligently anymore–must people resort to name-calling?

    I'm finding more and more people delighting in other's misfortunes and is disturbing.

    July 3, 2009 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  14. Karen

    What more can the Taliban throw at us ?

    She needs to go back to school and leave government alone.
    Alaska pays more for gas than any other state beside Hawaii. Humm, and they have what going on in the tundra?

    Maybe she's going to sit on her front porch and wait for the Russians !!!! Oh that's right, she can already see them.

    July 3, 2009 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  15. Robert Anchor

    the say it's about this big on a moose ... but I'm just not brave to take it all ...

    July 3, 2009 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  16. Rhino

    Anything to stay in the news, Sarah. Next you'll tell us you're having an affair with Mark Sanford.

    July 3, 2009 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  17. MikeinNC

    Would someone please enlighten me as to the top 5-10 major accomplishments during her administration?

    As a former Republican, long ago disillusioned by a party that lost its way and forgot that it was all about fiscal conservatism, not an obsession with a handful of social issues....I am amazed that the party could possibly think Palin is electable in 2012 (or beyond). She flat out cannot win.

    July 3, 2009 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  18. francine, Quebec

    Please dear God don't make this mean that she is running in 2012..Didn't Americans have enough of 8 years with a president who wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer ? And now her, who can see Russia from her back yard? Say it ain't so....

    July 3, 2009 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  19. Snowysoul

    I would vote for her. More vocal about issues, and very determined on how to get things done.

    However i do not know who will be the next Democrat runner, but will likely be obama. not so much a fun of him as his cabnet just pushed troops from iraq to afgan. which is worse then iraq. If your saying no to that, go there to both like i have and you tell me. How the Stimulas bill payed over 2 million dollars to find out why pigs smell... yeah there is a long list of miss used funds there. GM anyone?

    Just saying i will vote for the right person but the Obama camp is not getting another vote from me. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.

    July 3, 2009 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  20. Bob

    That last thing we need is someone who has no clue how things work, or that is so hypocritical and anti-porgress. Her daughter gets pregnant, they tell us that they are getting married and are in love. Right after the election, that she lost for McCain, they break up. This lady is full of lies: see the Bridge to No-Where, and has no business leading a state, let alone this country. In fact, please run for President Sarah, you will get beat badly by the incumbent.

    July 3, 2009 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  21. Crawfish

    This is great! A bunch of lefty bigots afraid of a confident woman.

    July 3, 2009 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  22. Jeanne

    Go Sarah! We are ready to get busy for you!!! Please keep your eye on John Thune of SD....you'd make a GREAT team!!!

    July 3, 2009 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  23. Banjo Billy

    Sahra Palin, smart, young and good looking but she will never get
    the ugly womens vote.

    July 3, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  24. omegaprophecy

    It's clear and simple Palin is an idiot any preschooler can see that. She would be good to laugh at though. I don't like either side of politics all they are good for is telling you people want you want to hear. I voted in the last couple of elections the first I voted for W. and his second term the last I voted for Obama. I don't get how any of you people can pick a side and just stick with them. Republicans and Democrats you are all the same full of crap and only concerned with yourselves. All you people can do is fight with each other no wonder this country is where it's at. Instead of trying to find a solution you people just want to see who's more full of crap.

    July 3, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  25. Dan

    Saturday Night Live must of offered her a job.

    July 3, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
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