Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had a private one-on-one meeting in December at the former secretary and likely presidential candidate’s home in Washington, DC, The New York Times reported.
Clinton heard policy ideas and suggestions from Warren, according to an unnamed Democrat briefed on the meeting and quoted in the Times.
The meeting was a rare direct interaction between Clinton and Warren, who supporters hope will run for president as a liberal and populist alternative to Clinton. Warren has repeatedly said she is not running for president but the Run Warren Run movement has persisted (albeit without posing much of a threat to Clinton’s potential campaign).
The meeting in December between Clinton and Warren came a few months after they ran into each other during a rally for Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley. At that run-in, Clinton praised Warren for fighting Wall Street special interests and big banks.
According to CNN, Clinton has reached out “several times” over the last six months to Warren.
This story has been updated.