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. DBoy

    Anonymous,
    O My, Where was David Letterman?

    July 3, 2009 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  2. rckeene

    Please please dear god don't let her run for president!!!!!!!!!!

    July 3, 2009 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  3. Mr. Tweedy

    Yes, please run! I'm sick of voting for lesser evils. I want to vote for someone I LIKE!

    July 3, 2009 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  4. Keith in CA

    Did Fox News make her a better offer?

    July 3, 2009 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  5. robert

    will you run ? I hope so, you are the best.

    July 3, 2009 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  6. shute

    to Phoenix86:

    Of course we fear her! Didn't 8 years of Bush jr. teach you a lesson about the dangers of putting someone unqualified in the White House? She would be totally in over her head.

    July 3, 2009 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  7. Perusing-through

    GOD has answered our prayers! He is allowing this fool to run again in 2012, basically ensuring a second "Obama/Biden/Clinton" victory.

    July 3, 2009 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  8. OldTex

    Reagan was mocked long and loud by both parties.

    If you're too young to remember that, rest assured...you're just as clueless now as they were then.

    July 3, 2009 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  9. David

    Hopefully she is planning on going to school.

    July 3, 2009 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  10. Leonore Dvorkin

    Wonderful! If this idiot is the Republican nominee, I can think of no better way to assure that Obama will have a second term. What with having become the fuming, dopey Party of Nope and all the recent sex scandals, as well as keeping this bizarre woman in the limelight, the Republican party seems to have developed a marvelous talent for repeatedly shooting themselves in the foot and assuring their own eventual decline into utter irrelevancy. We Democrats are loving it! Alaskans will probably be glad to see her go. Then she can tumble into the obscurity that she deserves.

    July 3, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  11. terico

    Gov. Palin is far more successful than most people. She is a woman of integrity and I hope she will lend her talents to the national stage!

    July 3, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  12. Bill

    The real question is who will vote for the "CHOSEN ONE' when taxes go up for people making under $250,000 after he said no new taxes.

    On the other hand they already have [CIGARETTES] for his Socialist agenda....Schip...........Welfare

    July 3, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  13. larry

    Fox news has a job waiting for her....she will fit right in with all the kooks that work there.

    July 3, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  14. RW

    Sarah Palin intends to run for US Senator in 2010, that much seems clear.

    Alaska simply does not supply her with a platform sufficient to remain in the national limlight, at least without generating unhelpful scandals to attract news, so this is a politically smart move. It will be interesting to see how she manages since she will have to run against another woman and Alaskan native in the primaries, Lisa Murkowski.

    July 3, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  15. MJ

    So Sarah is going for to run for President as a one-term governor of the country’s third least-populous state, elected with only 48% of the vote, who spent half of that term running for national office. Sure, works for me.

    July 3, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  16. Omeca

    I am so excited for this country. And Honest and Hardworking woman is comming to OUR resuce.

    Sarah is going to be the deliverer for all of us who live under the weight of taxes and middle eastern oil tyrannts.

    Romney /Palin 12'

    July 3, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  17. Lisa P

    Good news for the people of Alaska, bad news for the lower 48.

    Bad news for the Republican Party as well - this woman is a rolling political disaster zone. Thought McCain 2008 was a race for the bottom? Wait 'til you see Palin 2012!

    July 3, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  18. Common Sense

    She must really have you libs scared! Look at you frothing and name calling. The prospect of a strong, Conservative woman taking down Comrade Obama makes you soil yourself. Ha!

    July 3, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  19. Sheratin12

    Yes I agree we need a new joke , the Biden "joke" of 2008 is turning into a nightmare for our country

    July 3, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  20. maxine

    Could this be the reason for her resignation?

    The National Society of Newspaper Columnists chose Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as the winner of its annual Sitting Duck Award, a tongue-in-cheek honor that pokes fun at the most ridiculed newsmakers in the United States.

    Palin beat out Democrat Rod Blagojevich, the ousted former governor of Illinois allegedly caught trying to sell President Barack Obama's Senate seat.

    Blagojevich was the runner-up. Palin was noted for making headline after headline, month after month.

    The selection was made last week at a conference in Ventura, Calif.

    There's no physical award to go with the Sitting Duck title.

    July 3, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  21. sara

    Another scandal she's afraid will hit the airways. Ha Ha She wasn't qualified for any governorship. Couldn't stand the heat. Got a job with the Lobbyist for more self serving reasons.

    July 3, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  22. Susan

    I think she is preparing to run for a national office. Or she is going to join one of the religious right organizations to do lobbying.

    July 3, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  23. NHSparky

    Gonzo,

    I heard the same thing about another "intellectual lightweight" governor. Matter of fact, TWO of them. One was GWB, the other?

    Ronald Reagan.

    Regards,
    Sparky

    July 3, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  24. TaterTot

    Love you Sarah! Go, girl, Go!

    What she lacks in linguistic capability, she more than amply makes up in character and values.

    She's the Perfect Model of Feminism. She can go out and earn the money to buy the bacon and then go home to the First Dude and cook that bacon to perfection and then tuck her little darlings in bed. As John McCain first said, "She's the type of person who doesn't let anyone tell her to sit down".

    She runs circles around Faux Feminists like Hillary Clinton and other women who only got to where they are by hanging onto the coat tails of their husbands. And shutting up and putting up with adultery.

    July 3, 2009 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  25. jake

    darn a second palin run means a second term for obama yeah right by that time Obama will run this country into the ground and people will be looking for a new president and the end to liberal nazism in the white house

    July 3, 2009 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
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