- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 3, 2015

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts said she and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. had a “long conversation” about policy when the two met last month — and that Mr. Biden had called her twice.

“He called,” she told the Boston Globe Wednesday. “Actually called me twice … and invited me down; we had lunch.”

“And we talked about policy. We talked about what’s happening to America’s middle class,” she said. “We talked about the direction that this country has been going in. We talked about the capture of this country by those who have got money and power.”

Was there any talk with Mr. Biden, who is weighing a 2016 White House run on the Democratic side, about a joint ticket, even jokingly? she was asked.

“It was a long conversation,” she said after a slight pause.

Asked if she plans to meet with him again, Ms. Warren said she meets with “anybody” who wants to talk about policy and might be able to help out, pointing out that she’s also met with former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, as well as Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, two other 2016 Democratic presidential contenders.

“So this is important stuff, and it’s a lot more important than just politics,” she said. “We have to make change. America’s great middle class is in real trouble. And it takes as many people as we can pulling in the same direction to make the kinds of changes we’re [going to] need to make.”

Ms. Warren, elected in 2012, was asked if she would pledge to fill out her full six-year U.S. Senate term.

“I love my job,” she responded. “I truly love this job. And it’s all I’m thinking about. And you just can’t put a different thought in my head. I am thinking about my job in the United States Senate.”

“It’s such an honor, and it is such a treat to have the chance to fight for what you believe in,” she said.

Ms. Warren’s 2013 pledge to serve out her term was also brought up.

“I am where I am,” she said. “There’s nothing that has changed my thinking about this.”

Ms. Warren also said she imagines she’ll make an endorsement in the 2016 race before the Democrats’ nominating convention.

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