Sarah Palin not running for president in 2012

WASHINGTON - (AP) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she willnot run for president. Her announcement Wednesday left little doubtthat the eventual Republican nominee will come from the currentfield of contenders. Palin said in a statement that she and her husband Todd "devoteourselves to God, family and country." She said her decisionmaintains that order. Palin was the 2008 GOP nominee for vice president. She oftenhinted that she might run for president in 2012 but never committedherself. Her announcement came one day after New Jersey Gov. ChrisChristie said he would not run. Republican insiders say the fieldis set. It includes former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and TexasGov. Rick Perry.

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