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. Bart

    Sayonara, sister! By 2012, Palin will be among the smallest footnotes of American political history, but you have to give her credit: she certainly helped sink the ill-starred candidacy of John McCain. Roll on, RNC (Rove, Newt, Cheney)! The dustbin of history awaits you...

    July 3, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  2. Chuck

    Sarah Palin was not qualified to run for vice president in 2008 and she will not be qualified to run for president in 2012.

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

    Alaska you guys can rest easy now !!

    July 3, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  4. Beth

    Wow...this will be best comedy show EVER!! Can't wait to see her run for President. LOL!!

    July 3, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  5. elle

    Wow, people are so obsessed with Palin. You give her image power in the media. Your reviews, extreme either way, give her the spotlight.

    July 3, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  6. Polar Bears Against Palin

    Caribou Barbie is a dummy and a right-wing nut job. Republicans are foolish if they think the American people are as dumb as she is and elect this bimbo Presidient of the United States.

    Obama would beat her in a landslide.

    July 3, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  7. Voight

    GO Sarah GO!! lets scare the libs at CNN and everywhere else. I would vote for her in a heartbeat!

    July 3, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  8. JoeR

    wow, cnn readers are real punks...read the comments on this page and it's so obvious.

    July 3, 2009 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  9. MJM

    TO: Antoine July 3rd, 2009 3:20 pm ET

    Can you imagine a debate between her and obama? Obama would make her look stupid!
    ___________________________________________________
    He may make her look stupid, but I sure would believe what she says before I would believe him.

    July 3, 2009 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  10. Wayne H.

    Alaska is just too small a stage for Caribou Barbie, and it's also now time for her to cash in on her fame. Look for some variant of a snarky Fox News trash-troweling show. But not to worry; someone this starved for attention, and given to self-righteous pronouncements, will crash and burn sooner or later.

    July 3, 2009 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  11. Carlos

    Of course, she's looking for a senate seat in 2010 and then she will try again but this time is not going to be easy because the GOP circus is already full with all kind of comedians like Sanford,Jindal,Mccain,Romney, etc....oh wait!...she's a comedian too,so welcome!

    July 3, 2009 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  12. david

    she is probably going to concentrate on building a huge political maching to make a run for the presidency next election. she can't build it and be governor of alaska at the same time.

    July 3, 2009 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  13. Karen - Missouri

    If this means we don't have to listen to any more Palin news stories, it's GREAT! As for 2012...give me a break...there's not enough Republicans who buy her garbage

    July 3, 2009 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  14. lulu

    Sarah will not run for president in 2012. However, she will certainly run for Senator and after a few years, the presidency.

    By the way...Don't you libs just love THAT GORGEOUS PHOTO of one of the world's most BEAUTIFUL POLITICIANS we'll ever see?

    July 3, 2009 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  15. geek

    I would have bet and won on her no running. My belief is she might have won an expected primary and likely not the election,therefore not much upside and a huge personal downside. The speaking circuit and a personality show on Fox is her future.

    I have not seen the presser but expect "spending time with my family" a cliche to be used.

    July 3, 2009 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  16. Pat

    Alaska will be better off. And I hope she gets the 2012 Republican nomination. It will only further weaken the GOP and demonstrate what they are all about. Plus it would be an easy win for Obama.

    July 3, 2009 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  17. Karen

    Sarah Palin 2012.

    At least SHE wouldn't be traveling the world apologizing for all Americans.

    She wouldn't be spending trillions of dollars that don't exist and saddling future generations with crippling national debt.

    You want to talk about air heads...?

    Obama is so "smart" he forgot to tell the Saudi King to turn around when he tried to kiss his butt!

    Idiot.

    July 3, 2009 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  18. Allen

    Disneyland is no longer the "Happiest Place on Earth", that moniker now belongs to Alaska.

    July 3, 2009 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  19. Doug

    It is not surprising that she has chosen not to run for governor again. A loss (which is almost assured) would kill any chance of her being elected to a higher office.

    July 3, 2009 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  20. Shaking my head

    I'd vote for Oprah before I'd vote for Palin!!!! Good news for Alaska though :)

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

    Palin 2012 Obama is ruining this country along with a dems

    July 3, 2009 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  22. Dwight Frye

    Better to have an honest, highly moral, hardworking woman with an enviable track-record of governmental accomplishments, than the current back-peddling, campaign promise-breaking liar Obama in office, who along with Biden and his other gang of liberal idiots don't even appear to know what they're doing!

    July 3, 2009 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  23. DBoy

    Good, Maybe she will now go away for good.
    Sarah, go back to your double wide and fry something up.
    As a republican, I do not want you to speak for me, ever!

    July 3, 2009 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  24. Billy

    I'd love to see her run. Because the gloves would come off from the competition. No more being nice to her in debates. She's an utter moron and would be treated as such.

    July 3, 2009 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  25. Klara

    She has the most incredible ego. I can only hope she isn't going for a Senate seat. She has done nothing to improve her political knowledge or her public reputation, but now she's got a book deal so she'll have that spare million or two to run for President. When will we start getting smart people running for office again? I was hoping Pres. Obama was a trend. No such luck.

    July 3, 2009 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
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