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. Joe Terrogano

    My congratulations to the citizens of Alaska. I doubt their interests have been well served since the campaign last year. However, this could also be a ploy for more publicity. For those who are really serious about her run for the Presidency, good luck. I predict a major blunder within 60 days into the campaign.

    July 3, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  2. al

    Sarah Palin as the GOP Candidate in 2012 will give the Democrats an ironclad guarantee of victory. I hope she gets the nomination. The nation needs a national joke during the campaign, and she can be it.

    July 3, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  3. Common Sense

    By the time presidential elections are upon us again, Larry the Cable Guy could beat Obama. The damage he has done to this country in just six months is unbelieveable. It is very unlikely that he could win again if the election were tomorrow. There are just too many people with buyers remorse after the mess he has made. Sarah will be a breath of fresh air. Of course the media will do all of the damage it can to her and the Hopeium smokers will play their sophmoric games because they are scared to death of her. She was the only true conservative to run on 2008 and may have beaten Obama if they were head to head. No true conservative would vote to that wacko McCain. he is nearly as liberal as Obama. Give us a true conservative and the Republicans will bury the Democrats.

    July 3, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  4. DBoy

    They say she's stepping down.
    Now maybe she'll "Step Away"

    July 3, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    I bet you the youngest girl she has is pregnant.

    July 3, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  6. Larry Stokes

    Yeaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! hooray!!!!!!!!!
    Good day for republicans.

    July 3, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  7. John in VA

    I hope she does run in 2012 and she becomes the nominee. Obama could become the first president to win the election with all 538 electoral votes.

    July 3, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  8. MJM

    TO;debbie July 3rd, 2009 3:31 pm ET

    It is because she found out for sure that her husband is the father of her grandson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    __________________________________________________
    You are one sick woman. You probably say something like that because that is what you would do.

    July 3, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  9. robert

    go for it, the people will be with you this so called president needs to go. america speaking on this help not welfare.

    July 3, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  10. Steve in NYC

    She cleaned up Alaskan politics, now maybe she can come down to DC and do the same for the rest of us.

    July 3, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  11. LindaforFlorida

    These comments have nothing to do with OBAMA hate...grow up..this woman takes minor situations and makes them into gigantic problems...just be grown up and look at her behavior...can you imagine what she would do on the national stage...her history of overreaction would have us in every war possible ....if these conservatives had a brain at all they would see that..its all about psychology...not hating her..this woman is not prepared for the presidency...how in the world can people not see this...it is beyond me...and I am in no way supporting Obama...I would support anyone qualifiedl..and I am sorry she just is not. She is power hungry...bottom line...not that she is qualified...just her narcissistic personality. And if you think you have hear dirt now...just wait till she runs...

    July 3, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  12. JW

    When is the Republican party going to get a clue? Is it too much to ask for the GOP to put a strong candidate out there?? Seriously, is it me or is the GOP smoking crack?? I heard SC Gov was a front runner for 2012?? Now Palin is a front runner?? 2012 is a long ways away! A lot can happen between now and then. She'll have plenty of time to make herself look foolish! Obama or Ron Paul 2012!!

    July 3, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  13. texasgirl

    Oh Lord...here we go. This woman's enormous, pathological ego will not allow her to stay home. She will be running in 2012. Republicans with a brain do not support this idiotic woman.

    July 3, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  14. Mymymy

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

    July 3, 2009 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  15. DB25

    I can't believe anyone would vote for this woman for president in a national election. She would have to get the nomination first, and who knows if that's at all likely...

    July 3, 2009 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  16. Doc

    Who?

    July 3, 2009 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  17. Gonzo in Houston

    In the long run this will be good for the Republican party. Either she'll be beaten soundly in the primaries or she'll be beaten by a landslide in the election. Either result will help the party rid itself of the wing nuts and the Christian Taliban. Only then will the GOP be ready for a return to national prominence.

    July 3, 2009 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  18. DBoy

    Now, More time for her book deal
    What next, a Movie?

    July 3, 2009 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  19. NHSparky

    DBoy–you're about as "Republican" as Arlen Specter. Admit it, libs–she scares the pants off you because she didn't follow your template for success and you just can't handle the simple fact that someone off your little reservation shows you for the frauds you are. BTW–how's that "hopey changey" thing going?

    July 3, 2009 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  20. logicalone

    What's missing in this picture? Oh yeah, turkeys.

    July 3, 2009 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  21. Rae

    No more Palin. She makes us women look like fools!! I can't take anymore of here!! She just wants to be a star, she doesn't care about politics anymore!!!

    July 3, 2009 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  22. Jack O.

    her youngest daughter is pregnant. She has to stay at home.

    July 3, 2009 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  23. northwest

    Alaska is free! hip hip hooray!!

    July 3, 2009 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  24. IB1

    The republican party must surely be left with only the dimwitted and racists scum if they think she is actually presidential material. I didn't think they could find somebody stupider than GW, but here she is. Republicans are quickly descending to Khmer Rouge tactics of 'smart people aren't to be trusted'. Didn't you learn anything from brain dead George, Idiocy and you know what run downhill. It would be entertaining, although painful to watch, to see dummy debate Obama however. I suggest everyone watch Idiocracy if they would like to see the world with Palin in charge. Stick to moose hunting with your terrorist loving, seccessionist husband idiot.

    July 3, 2009 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  25. L B

    Great, now she will try and run for president if she can spell president. Hope she can see the White House from her home...

    July 3, 2009 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
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