Sen. Elizabeth Warren asked to address first night of DNC

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 13, 2016 2:44 AM

FILE PHOTO: Democrat Elizabeth Warren waves to the crowd. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

(Boston) -- Senator Elizabeth Warren has been asked to address the Democratic National Convention on its first night in Philadelphia later this month.

That's according to an individual familiar with the discussions who requested anonymity because the person had not been authorized to speak publicly.

Warren is being vetted as a potential running mate by Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign.

It's unclear whether the speaking slot means the Massachusetts senator has been ruled out or if the schedule could change if she's picked.

Vice presidential picks tend to speak later in the week.

Warren is a passionate voice for the liberal wing of the party, and her support could help Clinton shore up support among voters on the left.

She has also been a scathing critic of GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump.

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