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Swalwell: Open to Swalwell-Biden or Biden-Swalwell ticket

Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellMeghan McCain calls on Gaetz to resign Gaetz, on the ropes, finds few friends in GOP GOP leader says Gaetz would lose committee seat if charges true MORE (D-Calif.) on Thursday joked with CNN's Wolf Blitzer that he was open to a presidential run alongside former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFederal Reserve chair: Economy would have been 'so much worse' without COVID-19 relief bills Biden to meet Monday with bipartisan lawmakers about infrastructure Jill Biden gives shout out to Champ, Major on National Pet Day MORE (D), some of his most public comments yet hinting of a potential 2020 bid against President TrumpDonald TrumpGaetz was denied meeting with Trump: CNN Federal Reserve chair: Economy would have been 'so much worse' without COVID-19 relief bills Police in California city declare unlawful assembly amid 'white lives matter' protest MORE.

In an interview on CNN's "The Situation Room," Swalwell was questioned about a tweet in which he appeared to speak favorably about the prospect of a ticket in which Swalwell would serve as Biden's vice president.

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"Are you prepared to run in 2020 as either a presidential or a vice presidential candidate?" Blitzer asked the California Democrat after a tweet surfaced showing that music star Cher had pitched the ticket.

“Yeah, or Swalwell-Biden. I’m open to entertaining both variations," Swalwell answered.

"And I was actually, as a fan of Cher — and my mom, who has been to many of her concerts, my mom was thrilled. I think my mom has sent that to every person in the world she has ever talked to," Swalwell added, referring to the tweet.

"[Sen.] Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden to meet Monday with bipartisan lawmakers about infrastructure Pelosi planned on retiring until Trump won election: report How Kamala Harris can find the solution for the migration crisis MORE or — I can't remember what Swalwell's first name is, but you can look it up," the singer reportedly said of who she thinks should run during an event honoring her at the Kennedy Center, referencing a senator from California in addition to Swalwell.

Swalwell was reported by Politico last month to be considering a White House run, but has so far declined to comment publicly on speculation concerning his political ambitions.

"I've asked my mom to stop talking to Politico. Just kidding. No news to report. Yet," Swalwell told The Hill last month.

“Absolutely I’m looking at it, and I’m going to talk with my family over the holiday,” he later added to Fox News.