Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke to a voter and told him that she “already” has “a dog” when the presidential hopeful was asked about her choice of running mate to replace Vice President Mike Pence.
During a town hall Q-and-A in Lebanon, New Hampshire, an audience member asked if she ever whispers to her dog Bailey, “Who is going to be my Mike Pence? Who is going look at me with adoring eyes?”
“I already have a dog,” Sen. Warren deadpanned to the crowd. “You’ve got to watch these feisty women.”
Warren returned to the question and described her preferred running mate as someone “who is going to be in the fight” with her. Sen. Warren is in New Hampshire ahead of the state’s first-in-the-nation primary.
“I want people who are there because they believe in public service, but I want people who are going to 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,” Warren said.
“I want smart people. I want people who will challenge. 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 side of giant corporations.”
Sen. Warren signed a pledge to shun donations from Big Agriculture, but campaign finance disclosures show that she did receive $35,000 from executives, lobbyists, and fundraising committees with large food and agribusiness ties.