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Potential 2016 rivals Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) crossed paths at a Massachusetts campaign event on Friday, with Clinton hailing Warren as a “passionate champion for working people.”

“I am so pleased to be here with your senior senator, the passionate champion for working people and middle class families, Elizabeth Warren,” Clinton said at the begining of her speech rallying support for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley.

{mosads}”I love watching Elizabeth, you know, give it to those who deserve to get it,” she added, a reference to Warren’s confrontations with regulators and financiers.

While Clinton hasn’t announced a 2016 run for the White House, she’s the overwhelming favorite to win her party’s nomination. 

Warren would be her toughest opponent, and liberals have clamored for her to get in the race. 

She has said she isn’t interested, though in an interview with People magazine this week she seemed at least a little more open to the idea. 

Warren, speaking two slots ahead of Clinton, said only one sentence about the former secretary of State, nothing that she was “happy to welcome Secretary Clinton back to the commonwealth.”

The day before the Massachusetts appearance, Clinton had brought out some tough language of her own against Wall Street.

“There’s a lot of unfinished business to make sure we don’t end up once again with big banks taking big risks and leaving taxpayers holding the bag,” she said at a Minnesota rally for Sen. Al Franken (D).

On Friday in Massachusetts, however, Clinton’s speech was not focused on Wall Street — though Warren’s earlier address was. 

Clinton hit the themes she has emphasized throughout her midterm campaigning, focusing on women’s-rights issues such as childcare and paid leave. 

She called for raising the minimum wage and threw barbs at “trickle-down economics.”

“That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly,” she said.

Warren, on the other hand, came with her signature sharp rhetoric.

“We believe that we need tougher rules on Wall Street and Martha’s fighting for us,” she said of Coakley.

Citing money from Wall Street and “big oil” going to the Republican Governors Association, she declared “Massachusetts is not for sale.”

A Bloomberg/Des Moines Register poll this month found that 44 percent of Iowa Democratic caucusgoers view Clinton’s “close ties to Wall Street” as a disadvantage, while 36 percent deem them an advantage. 

Warren has mostly held her fire when asked about Clinton this year. 

In a Yahoo News interview last month, when asked if Clinton was too cozy to Wall Street, Warren did not single her out, saying “I worry a lot about the relationship between all of our regulators, government, Wall Street.”

But in a 2004 PBS interview, Warren offered a more critical take, speaking of the credit card industry’s hold on then-Sen. Clinton. 

“She has taken money from the groups,” Warren said. “And more to the point, she worries about them as a constituency.”

There was at least one more gentle moment in Massachusetts on Friday, however. Clinton revealed in her speech that backstage, she, Warren and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) had been “trading grandchild stories.”

Clinton’s first grandchild, Charlotte, was born last month. 

This story was updated at 2:43 p.m.

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