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. another d

    Come on CNN. Do you really think American citizens are holding our collective breath, speculating Palin's plans for a Presidency-run? Stay in Alaska SP. Give it (and us) a rest.

    July 3, 2009 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  2. A Democrat

    Sarah, Sarah, don't run for Governor, run for President. We want you. Pleeeaaaaassssseeeee.

    July 3, 2009 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  3. George Fremont

    Nice to see such sterling examples of "tolerance" and "diversity" being exhibited by the commenters here.

    I hope Sarah runs in 2012 and wins. The media's love fest with Barry O probably won't allow that to happen.

    July 3, 2009 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  4. Shannon

    think about it, are you concerned when men who are in political office are away from their families, or do you think that's ok. Obviously you don't think women are equal to men, and your ignorance is really showing. The only thing that makes me gag are people like you, who haven't discovered yet, that women can and should be able to do anything a man does without some ignorant person posting about them being an unfit mother. I believe our President travels away from his family constantly, when he was a Senator he was only home on the weekends, were you outraged about that. I think he's a great dad, and I'm sure she's a fine mother, I don't care for her politics, but you, you have problems.

    July 3, 2009 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  5. Karen

    No way, no how will this woman ever be elected to national office. She doesn’t have enough support for her "fans" to put her in, and too many rational, intelligent people would ever vote for her. On the positive side, if she runs, at least she’ll be around for a few laughs.

    July 3, 2009 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  6. N.M

    She wont run again for fear she might lose.
    Wich is a real possibility

    July 3, 2009 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  7. S M R

    Just sitting here shaking my head.

    July 3, 2009 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  8. bob

    Let me get this straight: A governor has learned she has had a positive effect on people's lives by traveling OUTSIDE her home state. If that's the best spin available, is it better than no spin at all???

    July 3, 2009 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  9. Tanya

    Oh man, will she never go away??????

    July 3, 2009 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  10. Matt

    Congratulations Alaska! I'm so happy for you.

    July 3, 2009 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  11. SGJ

    Good luck Sarah .. and thanks again for making 2012 seem easier.

    July 3, 2009 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  12. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    Moron Palin probably thinks she's gonna devout her time grabbing the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. This one one stupid and dangerous power-hungry woman. Go back to oblivion where you belong!

    July 3, 2009 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  13. pam Eugene OR

    Great news. The sheer entertainment factor is enormous. I look forward to many months of "Sarah speak".
    I think she is also smart enough to know her chances of re election are zero.
    The Republican debates for the 2012 nomination will be riveting. I can just see Romney, Gingrich and the other contenders in a war of words with Sarah out of ammunition. This will be great fun, you betcha wink wink!

    July 3, 2009 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  14. Antoine

    Can you imagine a debate between her and obama? Obama would make her look stupid!

    July 3, 2009 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  15. Alex

    Palin in the White House? That is scary...real scary. Why doesn't she just take care of her abandonded children instead? Palin: be a mother, be a patriot! Leave us alone!

    July 3, 2009 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  16. lolwut

    how on earth is she considered a frontrunner in '12 when she pretty much cost mccain the election?!

    July 3, 2009 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  17. fanta

    She's insane
    Can't be contained
    Will drain the party ranks and split the base

    She's a nut
    And stupid – but
    That's whut will help Obama win the race

    July 3, 2009 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  18. Lisa in NC

    She thinks way to much of herself!

    July 3, 2009 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  19. Dave in Nevada

    Please oh please tell me she's running for the Republican nomination for President. She is every Democrats dream opposing candidate.

    July 3, 2009 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  20. Peggy

    At least if she does run in 2012, she won't leave her state leaderless for long period of time during a campaign.

    July 3, 2009 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  21. Neil

    God help us all

    July 3, 2009 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  22. A. Christian

    Be careful about cheering Palin on, just because you think she will be a weak candidate for the Republicans. Too many times these unqualified people actually get elected. (Remember George W. Bush? Remember Ronald Reagan? The list goes on.)

    July 3, 2009 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  23. Walter Kovacs

    Please run for president, Sarah!

    The Republican Party will go down to wrack and ruin, and think of the awesome run that comedians and satirists will have! Everybody wins!

    July 3, 2009 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  24. Philip RaZoR

    Did Alaska get their monies worth? Thank goodness the republican party didn't...
    RaZoR

    July 3, 2009 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  25. LiLa

    If Palin is "eyeing a run for the White House," she should stop. She hasn't got a prayer in you-know-what. I shudder to think she might have been Vice President. President? No way.

    July 3, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
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