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Warren visit to Clinton HQ fuels VP talk

Senator Elizabeth Warren dropped by Hillary Clinton headquarters in Brooklyn and spoke to hundreds of Clinton campaign staffers. Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press/Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren stopped by Hillary Clinton’s headquarters in Brooklyn Friday for a visit that included delivering a pep talk to Clinton’s staffers.

Warren talked about the need to preserve the Dodd-Frank financial regulations, protect the Affordable Care Act, and the importance of holding a Senate confirmation vote on Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, according to a person familiar with the visit.

She also added, “Don’t screw this up,” according to a Twitter post from Bruno de Carvalho, one of Clinton’s campaign organizers who was in attendance.

A campaign spokesman wouldn’t say whether Warren’s schedule included private talks with Clinton or campaign chairman John Podesta. Clinton had no public events on her schedule Friday.


The visit, which occurred with no advance public warning, will only heighten talk that Warren is being considered as a running mate for Clinton. After waiting for months, Warren endorsed Clinton last week and then the two met for a little over an hour at Clinton’s house in Washington.

The Massachusetts Senator is planning her first trip to New Hampshire in nearly two years on Saturday, when she’ll address Democrats.

Carvalho’s tweet was one of several attendees to post photos or messages about the Warren visit online. Twitter messages were deleted, but an ABC News assignment editor captured several.

The Clinton campaign didn’t immediately respond to a question asking why the online posts

were removed.

Clinton’s staff seemed enthusiastic about the visit.

“Elizabeth Warren held me in her embrace today and now I’m dead,” Melissa Cantrell wrote in all caps under a photograph of the two.

“Who would of thought I could of spoke briefly to Senator Warren about ending income inequality in the United States!” wrote another person at the meeting, next to a picture of him with Warren.


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