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

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHouse Armed Services votes to make Pentagon rename Confederate-named bases in a year Overnight Defense: House panel votes to ban Confederate flag on all Pentagon property | DOD report says Russia working to speed US withdrawal from Afghanistan | 'Gang of Eight' to get briefing on bounties Thursday Liberal veterans group urges Biden to name Duckworth VP 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 PenceTrump to meet with Mexican president on July 8 Liberal veterans group urges Biden to name Duckworth VP Trump says he's 'all for masks' despite reluctance to wear one 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 McConnellFormer HUD Secretary: Congress 'should invest 0B in direct rental assistance' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: House approves .5T green infrastructure plan | Rubio looks to defense bill to block offshore drilling, but some fear it creates a loophole | DC-area lawmakers push for analysis before federal agencies can be relocated House approves .5T green infrastructure plan 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 ButtigiegDemocratic lawmakers call for expanding, enshrining LGBTQ rights Democrats debate Biden effort to expand map against Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems, GOP dig in on police reform ahead of House vote MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHickenlooper beats back progressive challenge in Colorado primary Progressive groups urge Biden to tap Warren as running mate Young Turks host says Elizabeth Warren should be Biden's VP pick MORE (I-Vt.) in last week’s chaotic Iowa caucuses, but she came in third, ahead of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden campaign raised M more than Trump in the month of June RNC, Trump campaign raised 1M in June Michigan shuts down most indoor bar service in bid to prevent virus resurgence MORE, who had been regarded as the front-runner in the 2020 race.