Elizabeth Warren's new role: Key Joe Biden policy adviser

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Posted at 3:11 PM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 15:11:29-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has become an unlikely confidant and adviser to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

The two were long on opposite sides of consumer financial issues, and she refused to endorse him immediately after leaving the presidential race.

Yet the Massachusetts senator and the former vice president are now collaborating closely. They speak frequently, and Biden adopted Warren-endorsed plans to expand Social Security benefits and reduce student debt.

She helped devise his post-pandemic economic recovery plan and is hosting frequent campaign events. It illustrates a more pragmatic side of Warren, whose presidential campaign was built around economic populism that championed everyday Americans.