Warren: 'I think Hillary Clinton is terrific'


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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOvernight Finance: Senate sends Puerto Rico bill to Obama | Treasury, lawmakers to meet on tax rules | Obama hits Trump on NAFTA | Fed approves most banks' capital plans The Trail 2016: When a pivot isn’t always a pivot Overnight Tech: Facebook's changes worry publishers | First stage of spectrum auction ends | Clinton recruits from Silicon Valley MORE (D-Mass.) on Monday said Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump: 'I’m just flabbergasted’ by Clinton-Lynch meet AFL-CIO head: Trump’s ‘a fraud’ Sanders skirts Biden's claim that he'll endorse Clinton MORE is “terrific” when asked if the former secretary of State would make a good president. 

ABC News released a short clip from an interview with the freshman senator, noting that she stopped short of answering the direct question. 

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“I think Hillary Clinton is terrific,” she said. “We've got to stay focused on these issues right now.”

Warren, whose name has been floated by progressives as a possible alternative to Clinton, continued to deny she would run for president, repeating twice, "I'm not running for president."

Warren signed a letter last year along with all other female Democrats in the Senate urging Clinton to run in 2016. 

The Massachusetts senator has maintained the same position for the better part of the year, blaming the speculation on the "pundit world out there." However, she has emerged as one of the top fundraisers in the party. 

Clinton has dominated early polling for the Democratic nomination, with Warren placing third behind Vice President Biden. A Fox News poll last week found Clinton brought in 69 percent compared to Biden's 14 percent and Warren's 6 percent.  

Warren has been increasingly visible in the media over the past week with the release of her new book A Fighting Chance, due out Tuesday.  

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