Elizabeth Warren won't rule out being Hillary Clinton's 2016 vice presidential nominee

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Sen. Warren on VP talk: 'I love my job'

Elizabeth Warren won't rule out the possibility of becoming likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's running mate, telling Mic in an interview on Tuesday that her focus, for now, remains on serving as the senior senator from Massachusetts.

"Right now, I just want to be clear. I love my job. I'm here in the United States Senate doing exactly what the people of Massachusetts sent me here to do. I'm in the thick of the fights to try to level the playing field, to try to un-rig this system and that's what really matters to me. That's where I'm headed," the progressive favorite said in a sit-down with Mic's Zeeshan Aleem.

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Asked whether she'd foreclose the possibility of joining Clinton's ticket, Warren was hardly Shermanesque in her response.

"You know, this is something we've got to get all of our nominations settled on the Democratic side," Warren said. "For me, I'm going to keep doing my job every single day and I'm not thinking about another job."

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Mounting speculation: Buzz surrounding a Clinton-Warren ticket has picked up in recent weeks, stoked in part by Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's statement that the frontrunner was open to an all-female ticket.

Bernie Sanders, who is challenging Clinton in the Democratic primary but lags her badly in the delegate count, has also floated the possibility of a Vice President Warren.

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., left, listens during a roundtable discussion about predatory lending with Ola Horton, center, from Chicago, and Elizabeth Warren, right, the Leo Gottlieb professor of law at Harvard Law School, at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago Wednesday, June 11, 2008. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
*** For Matt Apuzzo Story ** Elizabeth Warren, who chairs an oversight committee set up by Congress to oversee the bailout, is interviewed by the Associated Press in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Neil M. Barofsky, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), moves behind Elizabeth Warren, chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, as they waited to testify before a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Congressional Oversight Panel Chair Elizabeth Warren conducts a hearing on the Troubled Assets Relief program (TARP), Wednesday, June 24, 2009, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel, Elizabeth Warren, attends the TIME 100 gala celebrating the 100 most influential people, at the Time Warner Center, Tuesday, May 4, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Council of Economic Advisers Chair Christina Romer, left, and Congressional Oversight Panel Chair Elizabeth Warren, participate in the Women in Finance Symposium, Monday, March 29, 2010, at the Treasury Department in Washington, (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Elizabeth Warren, head of the Congressional Oversight Panel testifies before a Senate Finance Committee hearing to examine the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Elizabeth Warren, right, and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, left, announces that Warren will head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Elizabeth Warren, head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, right, makes opening remarks during a mortgage disclosure forum, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at the Treasury Department in Washington, From left are, Chanelle Hardy, executive director of the National Urban League Policy Institute, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Warren. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau head Elizabeth Warren testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 16, 2011, before the House Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit subcommittee. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)
Harvard law professor and consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren shakes hands as she arrives in Lowell, Mass. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 prior to the debate between six Massachusetts Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Scott Brown. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Elizabeth Warren, assistant to the president and special advisor to the secretary of the treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, prepares for a series of interviews in the White House briefing room in Washington, Monday, July 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
FILE - In this June 2, 2012 file photo, Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren speaks in Springfield, Mass. Liberals have groused about President Barack Obama since he was elected, lamenting a lack of progress on issues they hold dear. Even so, most liberal voters are expected to vote for Obama in November over Republican Mitt Romney. But there's no guarantee that liberals, if they continue to be dissatisfied, will turn out to man phone banks and canvass neighborhoods this fall. His fundraising efforts could also take a hit. Their latest beef: that Obama needs to take the fight to Wall Street, much like Warren, the Democratic Senate nominee in liberal-leaning Massachusetts, who has built a national brand around the us-versus-them rhetoric that took root over the past year in the encampments of the Occupy Wall Street movement. For Obama, taking up the Occupy cause as overtly as that carries risks in the dozen or so competitive states that will determine who wins the White House. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
In this May 2, 2012 photo, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate Elizabeth Warren faces reporters during a news conference at Liberty Bay Credit Union headquarters, in Braintree, Mass. Warren addressed questions on her claim of Native American heritage. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, center, flanked by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, left, and U.S . Rep. Michael Capuano, waves to the audience during a campaign rally, Saturday Sept. 15, 2012, at Boston University in Boston. (AP Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye)
Senate candidate from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
President Barack Obama waves to supporters as he hugs Massachusetts senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren before addressing supporters during a campaign fundraiser at Symphony Hall in Boston, Monday, June 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
Democratic Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren, right, speaks to reporters, as Boston Mayor Tom Menino, left, looks on during a campaign event in Charlestown, Mass., Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren speaks while U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., right, looks on during a campaign stop at a senior center in Medford, Mass., Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is applauded by U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., at a campaign event in Somerville, Mass. Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 where Kerry endorsed her candidacy for the Senate seat occupied by incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, Elizabeth Warren addresses an audience during a campaign rally at a high school in Braintree, Mass., Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. Both Warren and incumbent U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., continue their push around the state in the final days before Election Day. Warren was introduced by U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., at the rally. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Elizabeth Warren, left, reacts as she is introduced by Massachusetts State Rep. Niki Tsongas at a campaign rally in Lowell, Mass. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. Warren is challenging Republican incumbent Sen. Scott Brown. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Democrat Elizabeth Warren takes the stage after defeating incumbent GOP Sen. Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race, during an election night rally at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel in Boston, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Rep.-elect Katherine Clark, D-Mass., right, stands with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., after Clark posed for a photo during her ceremonial swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, left, of Massachusetts and Kentucky democratic Senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes wave to supporters at at rally on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky. Warren has been canvassing the country following a failed vote in the U.S. Senate that would have allowed some people to refinance their student loan debt to take advantage of lower interest rates. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks about raising wages during the forum AFL-CIO National Summit, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at Gallaudet University in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 12: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks about the release of a new report authored by Nobel-prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz published by the Roosevelt Institute May 12, 2015 in Washington, DC. The report, titled 'New Economic Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity', discusses the current distribution of wealth in the U.S. and offers proposals for modifying that distribution. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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A leading foe of Wall Street banks, Warren could help shore up Clinton's progressive support and attract many of Sanders' erstwhile supporters.

Warren has also assumed the role of campaign attack dog with gusto, slamming presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's "toxic stew of hatred and insecurity" and torching the real estate magnate as a "loser" whose business success has been greatly exaggerated. Those attacks have drawn the billionaire's ire, with Trump going on a tear against "Goofy Elizabeth Warren."

Check back Thursday morning for our full interview with Warren on student debt, Trump and the 2016 campaign.

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