(CBS News) Vice President Joe Biden, if he had entered the 2016 White House race, would have chosen progressive stalwart Elizabeth Warren as his running mate, according to a new report by Politico.
Biden discussed the possibility with Warren, a Massachusetts senator, during a meeting at his Washington, D.C. residence in August, when Biden was still pondering the launch of a presidential bid. Biden put his 2016 ambitions to rest, however, in October, citing concerns for his family after the death of his son Beau earlier in the year.
Politico reports that Biden had told Warren during the conversation that he wanted her to be his vice presidential pick, but he did not ask her outright to commit to the position or endorse him.
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