Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has decided not to run for president in the 2012 campaign, meaning the Republican nominee will likely come from the current list of candidates.
Palin sent a statement to her supporters Wednesday, letting them know of her decision. Conservative talk show host Mark Levin read the statement on air.
"After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for president of the United States," Palin wrote.
Palin told supporters her family comes first and she can be more effective helping elect other public servants to office.
She also said her priorities are God, family, and country, and her decision maintains that order.
Palin told Levin she would not consider a third-party candidacy because it would assure President Barack Obama's reelection.
In a video posted on YouTube, Palin said, "you don't need an office or a title to make a difference."
Palin's announcement came one day after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he would not run. Republican insiders say the field is set.
Voting in the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary will start in about three months.