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Clinton-Warren Meeting Fuels VP Speculation

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. departs the Washington home of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, June 10, 2016, in Washington.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. departs the Washington home of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, June 10, 2016, in Washington.

The presumptive Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton, met with left-leaning Senator Elizabeth Warren Friday at Clinton's Washington home.

Warren came to prominence as an advocate of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, established after the 2008 financial crisis to protect small investors in the financial sector. She has since been an outspoken advocate for Wall Street reform and measures to adjust income inequality, placing her to the left of centrist Clinton.

The talks came a day after the Massachusetts senator endorsed Clinton. She was the last Democratic female senator to do so.

The Warren-Clinton meeting has fueled speculation that Clinton might tap the senator to be her running mate.

Warren would likely boost Clinton's support among supporters of Bernie Sanders, some of whom have indicated a reluctance to back Clinton. Like Sanders, Warren is considered a progressive.

Warren told MSNBC television Thursday that she has not been asked to a be a vice presidential candidate; nor has she been vetted.

Clinton secured the delegates necessary to win her party's nomination earlier this week.

Sanders is vowing to run through next week's primary contests, but party leaders are hoping he will drop his presidential bid after that.

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