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Elizabeth Warren says she would be Joe Biden's vice presidential running mate

Warren dropped out of the race for president in March and formally endorsed the former vice president earlier Wednesday.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, said Wednesday she would accept the job of vice presidential running mate if Joe Biden asked.

Biden, who became the Democrat's apparent nominee after Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race earlier this month, pledged during a Democratic presidential debate a month ago to "pick a woman to be my vice president."

Since that announcement, there's been speculation about who the former vice president would choose. Warren, the top-performing woman in the 2020 race for the White House, has been on many pundits' short lists.

"If he asked you to be his running make, would you say yes?" MSNBC'S Rachel Maddow asked Warren on Wednesday night.

"Yes," Warren said.

"We both want the same thing. We want this country to work, and we want it to work for everyone," she said.

"He's a man who has a good heart, and that's what we need in a leader -- someone who is steady, who is prepared, but ultimately who cares not just about himself, but cares about everyone else," the senator said. "That's what is going to gets us through a crisis, that's what is going to help us rebuild this country."

Warren dropped out of the race for president March 5 and formally endorsed Biden earlier Wednesday.

"Among all the other candidates I competed with in the Democratic primary, there's no one I've agreed with 100 percent of the time over the years. But one thing I appreciate about Joe Biden is he will always tell you where he stands," she said.