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Pregnant Bristol Palin may wed next summer

October 03, 2008|From the Associated Press

WASILLA, ALASKA — The pregnant teenage daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is considering a summer wedding.

Bristol Palin, 17, and Levi Johnston, 18, haven't set a date yet, his mother, Sherry Johnston, said Thursday.

The two may wed next summer, "but that could change," she said during a short interview outside her Wasilla home. The baby is due in December.

The young couple was thrust into the spotlight after Sarah Palin was selected as John McCain's running mate in late August.

That intensified Sept. 1, when Palin announced that her daughter was pregnant, spinning Internet speculation about the father's identity. In a statement, the campaign never identified Levi, instead saying only, "Bristol and the young man she will marry are going to realize very quickly the difficulties of raising a child, which is why they will have the love and support of our entire family."

Sherry Johnston eventually disclosed that her son, a former high school hockey player, was the father.

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