July 3rd, 2009
03:04 PM ET
13 years ago

First on the Ticker: Palin will not run for re-election

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/06/08/art.spalin0608.gi.jpg caption="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. Bluteau

    Wow, I guess she can't take the heat of Alaskan politics.


    Oh well, now both of the Palins are unemployed bums.

    July 3, 2009 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    What a quitter

    July 3, 2009 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  3. Tom

    This is good for the people of Alaska, and if she is the GOP candidate for president in 2012, it will be good for the whole country, since it will ensure that Obama–a real president with actual intelligence and capability–gets four more years.

    July 3, 2009 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  4. maude

    Sarah Palin, the only public official MORE stupid than George Bush! (And we did not think it possible).....maybe she is going back to 5th grade to resume her education.

    July 3, 2009 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  5. Oh Great

    @ phoenix86 I don't fear Sarah Palin. I fear what would/will happen to our country if she had more power than she already has (which thankfully is very little).

    July 3, 2009 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  6. jfi

    It's funny and yet sad to hear the libs spout their fear and hate of Ms Palin. It's the leftist media that keeps her in the news, going out of their way to spew more hate. Maybe you libs should consider that your hate speech makes you look foolish.

    July 3, 2009 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  7. amanda

    As a woman I would feel ashamed if she was the first female president of the United States. There are so many more talented and more deserving women in both parties.

    July 3, 2009 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  8. Lt.Dan

    There you have it, Palin the quitter, Palin the punk. And this is who you want to represent your party?! Palin the quitter? Get real.

    July 3, 2009 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  9. Kathy

    One more gutsy move from Sarah! I love her courage! I'm sure that she feels all the media attacks on her are keeping her from doing the job that she wants to do for Alaska. She has been harassed by so many folks, unnecessarily. She knows that her critics will criticize her for whatever she does, because she is a definite threat to O-BA-MA! By the way, Shute, we have another unqualified person in the White House now, don't we? Only, this one has an anti-America agenda.

    July 3, 2009 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  10. Marge

    terico July 3rd, 2009 3:38 pm ET

    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!
    She did lend her 'talents" to the national stage....LOL! WE all know how that turned out for her....LOL!
    BTW....There is NO Rethug that's currently "known" that can beat Obama.
    That party is almost non-existant!!!! Jokes is the correct term for the current Rethug party!

    July 3, 2009 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  11. Darth Cheney

    Surely it's no coincidence that this occured the same week Jon & Kate announced their separation. Get ready for The Palins, coming soon to a cable network near you! Maybe they'll even become their own network (PTV) and we can watch them 24/7!

    July 3, 2009 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  12. Jane in WI

    Please run for President Sarah. We all need some humor in this world.

    July 3, 2009 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  13. Mike

    Its scary to think that this lady is a GOP front runner for President of the United States in 2012.

    God Help Us!

    July 3, 2009 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  14. jwheeler

    Dear God, save us from a Palin presidency. Amen.

    July 3, 2009 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  15. Melly Mel

    I bet there is something in the works for her to be RNC Chair
    Remember she said that she wanted to continue her work ..... She is not stepping down, but climbing up.,... Michael Steele your days are numbered!

    July 3, 2009 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  16. James

    You don't have to like Obama to not like Palin – he has nothing to do with her political idiocy. If you really want him out of office, you should be hoping that someone other than Sarah gets the nomination. This would be intelligent thinking, full of thought process and consideration for how you want to spend your vote in order to "change" the way things are. I voted for President Obama because I believe in him, and still do. So, bring us a contender that is going to be a good challenge. Let's step it up America. I WANT to see him challenged – it will do us ALL some good. I WANT the best and brightest to win and if you have her in your party, show her to us (or him). It certainly is not Sarah Palin.

    Bring it on and let's have a real election debate in this country for once.

    July 3, 2009 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  17. independent

    You know, kinda funny watching all the Obamabots talk about how inexperienced this lady is. Considering the idiot who is currently is charge. Lets see, almost 5 months in office, this nitwit has already spent more than Presidents combined, offended our oldest ally multiple times (Great Britain), been handled by a petty dictator or 2 or 3 (Bush wasn't much better), severely damaged the free market system (There is a system of government, where industry is privately owned and run by the government, it is called fascism), Cap and tax, trying to socialize healthcare, taxing healthcare benefits (after jumping on McClown for proposing the same thing). Personally, I probably would not vote for her, but the way this idiot is going, Mickey Mouse could beat him. Before you start bashing me as a bush backer, I didn't have much use for a lot of his policies that started us down this path.

    July 3, 2009 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  18. SL

    At least it's confirmed....Gov. Palin IS a US CITIZEN, and not afraid of showing proof of it!!!!!!!!!
    AND YEA, for the HUNTERS of the US. Someone on our side.....

    July 3, 2009 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  19. cathy

    Now she just might have time to, oh gosh, maybe finally read a book ?

    I am a conservative but I will never ever consider voting for that Barbie doll airhead.

    July 3, 2009 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  20. Dr. Bev

    Perhaps Ms. Palin, who took 8 years at 4 institutions to get a 4 year college degree, should stay home and pay attention to her son. Children with a multitude of disabilities need parental support. This child certainly needs both parents. Being a working mom, I can empathize but NOT at the risk of my family. She has the dollar signs in her eyes-the book deal-and she continues to stay in the limelight-Please CNN–STOP giving this woman airtime!

    We can see what is happening--Mark Sanford, a potential presidential candidate before he was disgraced. Is she the beacon of hope for the Republican party? Why leave a job you were elected to do? Would you be a quitter as president? She has left the Alaska people high and dry. Palin is a quitter!

    July 3, 2009 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  21. Ryan

    Good god, as much as I can't stand this airhead at least she will take some attention off the Jackson fiasco for awhile. Hopefully.

    July 3, 2009 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  22. kmn4

    NHSparky – yes, she scares us. She scares us because she's about as dumb as a sack of diapers! Maybe now she can go home and take care of her kids (especially her special-needs child and her grandchild). She's got about as much chance of winning the Presidency in 2012 as I do, and I'm not running!

    And, the "hopey changey" thing is going quite well, thanks.

    July 3, 2009 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  23. teachkids09

    "Integrity" ??
    Quitting on the people that elected you is "Integrity"

    July 3, 2009 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  24. Billy V.


    Quitting as Governor...so...we should make her President?

    But, I ask...will she then quit The Presidency...to give her more time TO RUN FOR...GOD?

    You bet, America...the person I want running the US of A is a person who quit FOUR colleges before getting a BS Degree...and then quit the only job she ever had that meant anything...because the Party that had to DRESS HER because she couldnt dress herself...has no one better to offer????

    July 3, 2009 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  25. garry

    You democrats have a very shallow argument if not really stupid idiotic thinking. Ya'll need to read more news and expand your arguments. Be informed so as not to make you look useful idiots. Open your eyes and not with blind faith that the current administration will save you. Sarah Palin has more experience that BHO. Research and analyze then make an informed arguments not petty or juvenile comments.

    July 3, 2009 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
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