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Warren on her choice to replace Mike Pence: 'I already have a dog'

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenAll fracked up: Biden's Keystone State breakdown What do Google, banks and chicken salad have in common? Final debate: War Admiral vs. Seabiscuit MORE (D-Mass.) told a voter that she “already has a dog” when the 2020 White House hopeful was asked about her choice to replace Vice President Pence. 

The voter asked Warren at a town hall in Lebanon, N.H., on Sunday if she ever whispers to her dog Bailey, “Who is going to be my Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence won't preside over Barrett's final confirmation vote Trump is cruising for a bruising Biden to campaign in Iowa for first time since winning nomination MORE?”

“I already have a dog,” Warren responded

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The crowd cheered in response to the senator's deadpan joke. 

Warren went on to describe her ideal type of running mate, and Cabinet members, without naming any potential picks. 

“I want people who are there because they believe in public service. I want people who are gonna be good partners in this fight. I want people who are willing to pick up the tools that are already there and to use them on behalf of the public,” she said. “It’s so easy to get discouraged and to say [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote Democrats warn GOP will regret Barrett confirmation GOP Senate confirms Trump Supreme Court pick to succeed Ginsburg MORE [R-Ky.] just ruins everything. There's a lot of truth in that, too, but it isn't everything. There is a lot we can still do.” 

Warren also said her ideal vice president is someone “who is going to be in the fight” with her.  

“I want smart people. ... I want people who have ideas. I want people who have worked in the fields,” she added. “I want people who believe that they can be part of putting government on the side of our citizens instead of on the sides of giant corporations.” 

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Warren’s town hall in Lebanon is one of many campaign events she and her opponents are holding in New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation primary. 

Warren trailed former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegLGBTQ voters must show up at the polls, or risk losing progress Buttigieg says it's time to 'turn the page' on Trump administration Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersObama book excerpt: 'Hard to deny my overconfidence' during early health care discussions Americans have a choice: Socialized medicine or health care freedom Ocasio-Cortez says Democrats must focus on winning White House for Biden MORE (I-Vt.) in last week’s chaotic Iowa caucuses, but she came in third, ahead of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocrats warn GOP will regret Barrett confirmation Trump campaign eyes election night party at his sold-out DC hotel Harris blasts GOP for confirming Amy Coney Barrett: 'We won't forget this' MORE, who had been regarded as the front-runner in the 2020 race.