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Don't expect to see Republican Meg Whitman on the 2012 ballot.

The former eBay chief executive, who poured $144 million of her own cash into her failed gubernatorial bid, told the Wall Street Journal that she is "definitely not" planning to run against Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein in next year's election.

The Wall Street Journal Reports:

"I want to stay involved in public policy," Ms. Whitman said in an interview Friday evening. "Now I see things in a way that I had not prior to running for public office, she said.

Ms. Whitman, who was CEO of the online-auction company for a decade until 2008, said that she likely will campaign for Republican Mitt Romney in the next presidential race. She also said she will continue to serve on the boards of several organizations, including the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, which hosted a conference Friday where she moderated a panel discussion on the nation's long-term fiscal outlook.

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