A day after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opted out of a run for the White House, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin announced she would also sit out the presidential race.
“I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order,” the 2008 vice presidential nominee said in a statement read on radio host Mark Levin’s show on Wednesday.
“This has been prayerfully considered,” the statement added. “I can be on the right path without being a candidate.”
Besides spending more time with her family, sitting out the presidential race allows Palin to continue her lucrative speaking engagements and appearances on Fox News.
Palin did not says which of the candidates she would lend her high-profile endorsement to.
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