Republican Vice Presidential candidate Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska issued a statement today announcing that her oldest daughter, Bristol, 17, is expecting her first child with boyfriend Levi. Bristol, who is about five months pregnant, will marry the baby’s father and raise the child together. Sarah shared that she and her husband Todd know that the baby "would make [Bristol] grow up faster than we had ever planned" and that Bristol and the baby’s father "are going to realize veryquickly the difficulties of raising a child, which is why they willhave the love and support of our entire family."
The couple, who are also parents to Track, 19, Willow, 13, Piper, 7, and Trig, 4 months, asked for the media to "respect our daughter and Levi’s privacy as has always been the tradition of children of candidates."
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