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. Hugh Humphrey

    Listen to all you CommieCrats. You certainly belong to the party of HHH –
    Hate, Hypocrisy and Heterophobia.

    July 3, 2009 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  2. Perusing-through

    The 'joy' of Palin running as the Republican's 2012 general election candidate is so overwhelming that it is near painful. Bring it on Sarah, , , oh please bring it on!

    July 3, 2009 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  3. ex-alaskan

    Good Riddance Sarah! You're an embarrassment to women, Republicans and Alaskans everywhere. Do this country a favor and stay out of politics. Go home and raise your children and grandchild, that is the biggest gift you can give to all of us. You might be a "pit bull with lipstick", but you in no way represent what this country needs now or in the future. Go back to your kennel and stay there!

    July 3, 2009 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  4. Heidi

    How can she possibly think she is a positive influence when she is quitting...

    July 3, 2009 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  5. Karen

    I realize we live in a democracy, but PLEASE, someone get the hook and send this woman back to the private sector ASAP!

    July 3, 2009 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  6. Nate

    Good riddance. But instead of running in 2012, I think she ought to just stay home and enjoy her wonderful view of Russia...

    July 3, 2009 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  7. Rightside

    CNN sure does attract a bunch of very sick Democratic puppies!

    July 3, 2009 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  8. Steve from Somerset

    Gov. Palin is certainly as qualified to be President as George W. Bush was.

    July 3, 2009 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  9. SoSaysSam

    Palin/Cheney 2012 RUN SARAH RUN!!! (you idiot :)

    Fear of Sarah? LOL, We hate her beause she couldn't run a dog park and we fear for our nation.

    July 3, 2009 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  10. dwayne

    Palin/Joe the Plummer 2012
    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

    July 3, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  11. dukas

    Oh yes, all the experience Barry Obama the con-artist has is simply overwhelming..

    July 3, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  12. Bethie in TX

    July 3rd, 2009 3:30 pm ET

    I enjoy hearing from all the libtardz how Sarah "cost McCain the election." Every braindead DNC sycophant that says that was going to vote for BO no matter what. Sarah made it as close as it was. (Jim)
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    You need a history lesson, Jim. Don't you remember the very long, hotly contested primary season between Obama and Clinton? Dems were quite divided until the nomination, and some Hillary voters never came around to supporting Obama. Also,your theory doesn't explain how Obama won over independents, moderates, and many Republicans scared to death by Palin's inability to answer simple questions. I don't hate Palin; I just don't see her as presidential.

    July 3, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  13. Rich

    This woman has no chance on winning the White House. She just does not have the education, background and knowledge to be a President. The White House is not a place to train in. OMG, guess all the attention has went to her head.

    July 3, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  14. bobt

    I don't think I've ever seen a larger gathering of liberal idiots than I seen here in this thread. Figures it would be at Cnn..a news organization with a viewership of about 30 people......

    July 3, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  15. libsridiots

    You liberals crack me up. You have the mentality of 10 year olds.

    The reason you hate Palin is because you fear her. You say she is dumb – but I suspect that is because many of the things she says is over your head. Speaking of dumb – just look at who you elected.

    For all you idiots who say she was a drag on McCain, let me remind you that the only time McCain ever led in the polls was right after she was chosen as the VP nominee.

    I would engage you further in debate – but so far I haven't met any liberals who are knowledgeable in history, philosophy, or economics. Why should I waste my mind with you.

    Since you cannot compete in the arena of ideas – you're knee jerk reaction is to always call your opponents racists, homophobes, xenophobes, hillbillies, etc. When you do this – you expose the truth that you are incapable of rational debate.

    July 3, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  16. Todd's Mistress

    OMG There are so many more talented, qualified GOP frontrunners for President in 2012 she may as well have stayed on as Governor and kept embarassing herself and her family. Someday she'll get it.

    July 3, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  17. Big Iff

    Lots of name calling by liberals on here. If only they could back their name calling with anything of substance.

    July 3, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  18. sue

    The Professional Liberal Bloggers, paid by ACORN, LaRaza, and Obama, will be out for blood! They will try to destroy her, just like they're trying to put Hillary in her place.
    Go for it, Sarah!
    Palin in 2012!

    July 3, 2009 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  19. Bob

    Liberals claim they do not fear Sarah Palin, that she is a lightweight who would be easily defeated.
    Truth is, Sarah Palin is the liberals' worst nightmare.

    July 3, 2009 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  20. stevetall

    Excellent news! Thank you, Jesus!

    Thanks for the humor, Sarah. Now you can be that one extra AFLAC agent that Alaska's been wanting!

    What a great day... Al Franken is in and the real clown is out!

    July 3, 2009 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  21. Amy P

    My country tis a thee
    from my porch i can see
    russia and such

    July 3, 2009 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  22. letsgo

    Maybe will see her in Playboy someday???

    July 3, 2009 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  23. carlos

    Common Sense....you want a TRUE CONServative?...how about the Sanford guy...represents the true conservatives of this country along with ensign, vitter, the newt, larry craig, foley., mc c....the list is too long I am getting tired typing

    July 3, 2009 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  24. Big guy in GA

    I said it before and I'll say it again. If, this is the best hope for GOP in 2012. Obama is assured of being relected. This woman is delusional.

    July 3, 2009 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  25. Randy

    GOP right wing freaks put this political MILF forward as their favorite daughter and I guarantee that the GOP will spend decades in the political wilderness.

    July 3, 2009 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
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