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Warren says she would accept an offer to be Biden's running mate

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(SOUNDBITE) (English) WARREN VIDEO VIA TWITTER:

"And that's why I'm proud to endorse Joe Biden..."

The same day U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren endorsed Joe Biden's bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, she told MSNBC she would accept an offer to be his running mate to take on Republican President Donald Trump in November.

Biden has promised to pick a woman to be his vice-presidential nominee and said he would name a committee to help him vet a shortlist of names soon.

That list could include Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. She’s a co-chair of Biden’s campaign, and her status as a rising star in the party was solidified after she gave the Democratic response to Trump’s State of the Union in February.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) MICHIGAN DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR GRETCHEN WHITMER, SAYING (FEBRUARY 4):

"So when the president says the economy is strong, my question is, strong for whom?”

Whitmer’s name could help Biden in Midwestern swing states such as Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ohio.

She’s been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, and faced a backlash in her home state from those angry over her stay-at-home order.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) FORMER GEORGIA GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE STACEY ABRAMS, SAYING:

"We're going to win because there are only two things that are stopping us in 2020: making sure people have a reason to vote and that they have the right to vote."

Another possible choice is former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

She fell short in her 2018 bid for governor, but earned a national profile as a voting rights advocate and could cement Biden's support among southern African-American voters.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. DEMOCRATIC SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS, SAYING (MARCH 10):

"And Joe Biden is on the ballot in 2020!"

Biden says he’s considering Senator Kamala Harris of California, who endorsed him after ending her own bid for the White House. Another former rival who may be in the running: Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar.

She endorsed Biden on the eve of the Super Tuesday contests and may have tipped her home state in his favor.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. DEMOCRATIC SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN, SAYING:

"Well I don't want a government that works for big corporations. I want one that works for our families." Warren is a bonafide progressive in contrast to Biden's more pragmatic posture.

Some strategists say a Biden-Warren ticket could be a play for party unity.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JOE BIDEN, SAYING (MARCH 10):

"Because Wall Street didn't build this country. You all built this country."

Biden has been working to win the support of more liberal parts of the party ahead of his battle against President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election.

Yet Biden has said repeatedly he wants a running mate who is “simpatico” on policy and strategy.

No woman has ever served as vice president, and only two - Democrat Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 and Republican Sarah Palin in 2008 - have ever appeared on a major-party ticket.

Video Transcript

ELIZABETH WARREN: And that's why I'm proud to endorse Joe Biden.

- The same day US Senator Elizabeth Warren endorsed Joe Biden's bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, she told MSNBC she would accept an offer to be his running mate to take on Republican President Donald Trump in November. Biden has promised to pick a woman to be his vice presidential nominee and said he would name a committee to help him vet a shortlist of names soon.

GRETCHEN WHITMER: Together, we have boundless potential.

- That list could include Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. She's a co-chair of Biden's campaign, and her status as a rising star in the party solidified after she gave the Democratic response to Trump's State of the Union February.

GRETCHEN WHITMER: So when the president says the economy is strong, my question is, strong for whom?

- Whitmer's name could help Biden in Midwestern swing states such as Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ohio.

GRETCHEN WHITMER: This is a hard time. But the good news is that the vast majority of people in our state are doing the right thing.

- She's been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus outbreak and has faced some backlash in her home state from those angry over her stay at home order.

STACEY ABRAMS: We're going to win because there are only two things stopping us in 2020-- making sure people have a reason to vote and that they have the right to vote.

- Another possible choice is former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. Abrams fell short in her 2018 bid for governor but earned a national profile as a voting rights advocate and could cement Biden's support among southern African-American voters.

KAMALA HARRIS: And Joe Biden is on the ballot in 2020.

- Biden says he's considering senator Kamala Harris of California, who endorsed him after ending her own bid for the White House. Another former rival who may be in the running-- Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar. She endorsed Biden on the eve of the Super Tuesday contests and may have tipped her home state in his favor.

ELIZABETH WARREN: Well, I don't want a government that works for big corporations. I want one that works for our families.

- Warren is a bona fide progressive in contrast to Biden's more pragmatic posture. Some strategists say a Biden-Warren ticket could be a play for party unity.

JOE BIDEN: Because Wall Street didn't build this country, you all built this country.

- Biden has been working to win the support of more liberal parts of the party ahead of his battle against President Donald Trump in the November 3 election. Yet, Biden has repeatedly said he wants a running mate who is quote "simpatico" on policy and strategy. No woman has ever served as vice president, and only two-- Democrat Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 and Republican Sarah Palin in 2008-- have ever appeared on a major party ticket.