Palin says 17-year-old daughter is pregnant

By: AP
By: AP
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, and Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin acknowledge supporters after McCain introduced Palin as his Vice Presidential running mate Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 at Ervin J. Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio.  (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, and Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin acknowledge supporters after McCain introduced Palin as his Vice Presidential running mate Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 at Ervin J. Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Sarah and Todd Palin say their 17-year-old unmarried daughter is pregnant.

The couple said in a statement released by John McCain's presidential campaign that Bristol will keep her baby.

Sarah Palin is McCain's vice presidential running mate.

The Alaska governor says Bristol intends to marry the father of her child.

She and the campaign also are asking that the media respect the family's privacy on this matter.

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