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PoliticsWarren says she would have accepted offer to be Hillary Clinton's vice president

22:50  25 july  2019
22:50  25 july  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren , D-Mass., recently revealed that she would have accepted an offer to be Hillary Clinton ' s running mate during the 2016 election. Warren campaigned heavily for Clinton ahead of the general election. When asked, however, if her "careful calculations" taught her anything

Elizabeth Warren would have accepted an offer from Hillary Clinton to become her running mate in 2016, the Massachusetts senator and 2020 White House hopeful said in a report published Thursday. Warren — who declined to launch her own presidential bid 2½ years ago despite intense efforts by

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a top-polling 2020 presidential candidate, said she would have accepted an offer to take the number two spot on Hillary Clinton's 2016 ticket.

Warren says she would have accepted offer to be Hillary Clinton's vice president© Greg Nash Warren says she would have accepted offer to be Hillary Clinton's vice president

In a wide ranging interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Clinton campaign officials told the outlet that the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee seriously considered the progressive senator as a running mate.

At one point, advisers reportedly thought Warren could be the campaign's strongest choice.

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders both want to be the Democrats’ progressive candidate, and a showdown at the next debate is likely

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders both want to be the Democrats’ progressive candidate, and a showdown at the next debate is likely Elizabeth Warren's support has surged in recent months, posing a direct threat to Bernie Sanders' role as a progressive vanguard.

Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren during a 2016 rally at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire. –Suzanne Kreiter / The Boston Globe. Elizabeth Warren was widely rumored to be a top candidate to be Hillary Clinton ’ s running mate in 2016. But would the Massachusetts senator have accepted the

Hillary Clinton hosted Senator Elizabeth Warren at her Washington home on Friday, fuelling speculation that the pair Warren , 66, endorsed Clinton on Thursday night and, asked by MSNBC’ s Rachel Maddow if she felt confident she could be commander-in-chief if she became vice - president

When asked whether she would have accepted such an offer, Warren replied with a "Yes," according to the publication.

Warren decided to hold off on endorsing a candidate during the tense primary between Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Clinton until late in the election when she endorsed her.

Some progressives slammed her Clinton endorsement given that Warren is more ideologically aligned with Sanders.

Warren defended her choice, telling Bloomberg, "I thought it was the right thing to do."

Bloomberg reports Clinton advisers said the former secretary of State had a good rapport with Warren, and thought the progressive senator could have been advantageous to the campaign.

Warren herself now faces Sanders as more than two dozen Democrats vie for the nomination to take on President Trump in 2020.

However, she expressed little apparent regret at not ending up as the vice presidential candidate.

"It's never as good as doing it yourself," she told Bloomberg Businessweek.

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