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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soundoff (422 Responses)
  1. ajr1021

    She's too much of a narcissist not to run for president, so let's hope she spends some serious time reading policy briefs, court decisions, books, and learning about the issues rather than shooting from the hip and giving a wink. Yikes.

    July 3, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  2. SF Serg

    Why do I still cringe whenever she talks? I want to feel comfortable watching her speak? Why does that happen? I want to listen to her words rather than feel nervous when she speaks.

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

    What a joke?? With our intelligent electorate you've got to rate her a shoe in. We seem to elect any idiot that spews the right religious dogma and display very little common sense. She qualifies on both counts.

    July 3, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  4. George

    Bye, Sarah! Don't let the door hit you in the Dumb Ass on the way out!!!!

    July 3, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  5. Carol Cox

    If this woman wasn't so darn scary, this would be amusing.

    Speaking as a liberal Democrat, we are frankly baffled as to why the Limbaugh Republicans would think she is their answer in 2012.

    If this is the very best they have to offer, then the Republican Party truly is in deep trouble.

    Her comment of Obama "paling around with terrorists" in 2008 will haunt her for years!

    July 3, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  6. DBoy

    Her ego is way too big for her to step down unless there's another reason. In do time time the real reason will surface.
    The new Palin Scandel

    July 3, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  7. Beverly Sivert

    Sarah Palin ROCKS !

    July 3, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  8. Bob North Carolina

    The Best of the Bunch-On The Road Again To the White House–Obama, Your Worse Nightmare I Happening–Go Sara Go!

    July 3, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  9. JohnB

    By the time Obama is done with his policies, you'll be screaming for Palin. LOL

    July 3, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  10. jd

    to shute. And Obama has experience? I think not, and it truly is showing since all the man wants to do is spend money drive us into debt, sit down have a cup of tea with terrorist and leaders of terrorist nations.... I could go into office and be just as successful as Obama has been, he is a complete fool and his own inexperience is showing through he has no clue what he is doing, one can only hope we make it through 2012 with him in office

    July 3, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  11. Rich

    Poor delusional Sarah. Forget about Russia, she is seeing the Whitehouse from her house.

    July 3, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  12. Jeanne

    Go Sarah!!! We are ready to get busy for you! Please consider taking John Thune on your ticket from SD!

    July 3, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  13. cregis

    Bet Fox has offered her a contract. It would be wonderful if she just disappeared, but that would be too good to be true. We know she's writing a book (by ghostwriter, even though she is a journalism major)Anyway, she would fit right in with the Fox crowd.

    July 3, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  14. alaskan sue

    Serious Republicans don't think she's a front-runner, only liberals do. I bet she's going after the Senate seat that Lisa Murkowski now has. And if she wanted to be President, it'd be better for her to be Governor a second term...it was her inexperience that alienated independents last year.

    As for Alaskans breathing a sigh of relief, people who say that need to read the news. She's got 80% popularity in some polls. Sounds like maybe YOU should go back to school!

    July 3, 2009 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  15. GEORGE

    Answer to "shute"......Take your head out of the clouds, do you think Mr Obama is qualified to be President?....I am 80 year old and I hope I live four more years to see that Charlatan thrown out of the White House......Hooray for Sarah

    July 3, 2009 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  16. Leah

    It looks like she has her eyes on the White House.
    I like her personally but for the life of me ,I cannot see her as USA President.

    July 3, 2009 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  17. Johnnieg

    Oh God , that's what they meant about 2012 being a disaster!

    July 3, 2009 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  18. Mary

    I think Ms. Palin should exit the Republican party. She is
    focusing on herself right now. I personally think she hurt
    John McCain when he was running for President. She is
    definitely NOT READY to be President of the United States.
    I am sick of hearing about her and her family. The Republican
    Party will be in a mess again if they nominate her.

    July 3, 2009 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  19. Bob North Carolina

    The Best of the Bunch—On The Road Again To the White House–Obama, Your Worse Nightmare Is Happening–Go Sara Go!

    July 3, 2009 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  20. Racist Democrat

    We democrats are proud of our racism. Segregationists, KKK, all democrats. Emancipation Proclamation, Republican. We democrats now hate everything white. Our great president hates half of himself, 'cause that's white. Instead of blacks, our inherent racism is targeted at anything white.

    A Proud Racist Democrat

    July 3, 2009 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  21. tedious898

    OK Americans....lookout for the Sarahcuda....24/7 with poorly formed sentences and amazing accounts of being able to see Alaska from her laundry room.

    Geesh...we're toast. I need to keep my child away from the tv show he doesn't think what Palin is saying is grammatically correct.

    July 3, 2009 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  22. Mcarthur

    I hope she runs.

    The left hate her because she is a successful mother/wife who hasn't had 3 abortions yet. Liberals see abortions as kind of a gang initiation. If you get your uterus scraped free of life you get in the club.
    Sarah didn't abort her down syndrome child and chose to care for it like a compassionate human being would. For this she will be punished by the rabid left.

    Obama is done in 12' unless he can make all of the illegals citizens. And trust me they are working on that right now. If he can't, Palin will easily take the presidency if she were to run.

    CNN comment sections are fun to read because its mostly 20 year old college feminazis, washed up old hippies and angry homosexual fascists that trool these here boards in an attempt to "Alinsky " the social "weather".

    July 3, 2009 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  23. steve

    Oh no. I suppose we are going to have to listen to this nut everytime she can find a microphone and anytime anyone looks at her cross-eyed. She is the sterotype air-head beauty queen. Entertaining to some leadership to one (Todd). She wears the pants in the family, right?

    July 3, 2009 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  24. Brett from Oriskany,VA

    It seems most Palin supporters are as uneducated and bigoted as she is.

    July 3, 2009 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  25. clevelandindian

    As a registered Republican, I would not be pleased to see Gov. Palin announce that she is a candidate for President. Should she become a serious candidate,it would reflect negatively on the intellegence of the Republican voter. Is she really the best the party can offer? If she is, then we had better get use to the goals of the Democratic Party.

    July 3, 2009 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
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