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Sheryl Sandberg Leans Out of Politics

The best selling author and Facebook executive dismissed rumors that she's heading into the political arena any time soon

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Thursday sought to dispel rumors that she’s considering a run for political office.

“I have no plans to run for office,” Sandberg, the Lean In author who once worked at the Treasury Department and has become known as a fierce advocate for women taking charge of their careers, told CNN. “I really love working at Facebook.” The best-selling author had made the point a day earlier in a Today show interview. “I don’t think that’s for me,” said the best-selling author.

Sandberg’s sale of over half of her Facebook shares helped fuel rumors that she was considering a move away from the social media company.

“I love my job,” Sandberg said. “I love what we do every day to connect the world and I love being able to work on Lean In in my personal time.”

Her second book, Lean In: For Graduates, was released on Tuesday.


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