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Elizabeth Warren: Hillary Clinton is 'terrific'

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Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren praised Hillary Clinton as "terrific" and denied that she had any plans to run for president in an interview aired Monday.

Speaking with ABC News, Warren addressed speculation that she could challenge Clinton in a potential 2016 contest for the Democratic nomination.

“I don’t get who writes these headlines or what they’re about. I think there’s just kind of a pundit world out there,” Warren said in the interview, dismissing media reports weighing a possible bid.

“I’m not running for president,” she said.

“I think Hillary Clinton is terrific,” Warren added, when asked if the former secretary of state would be a good president. And she said Democrats needed to “stay focused” on the issues important to them.

Clinton has said that she is considering a run for president but has yet to make a final decision. Polls show her the clear favorite among Democrats.

But some political watchers say Warren, a favorite of progressives, could mount a serious challenge if she jumped in the race.

Vice President Joe Biden has also said he will weigh a run for president, with a decision likely next year.

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