Warren invited to speak at opening night of Democratic convention

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In a move that is open to multiple interpretations, Hillary Clinton has invited Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to speak on the first night of the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, according to a report by Boston.com.

The prime time speaking spot is a coveted one, but not one typically offered to the vice presidential nominee, leading many to speculate that Clinton will not select Warren as her running mate.

But two Democratic operatives told Boston.com that the request does not mean that Clinton has decided against Warren.

Warren and other individuals who received invitations Tuesday to address the Philadelphia convention were told that their speaking times were subject to change depending on who was selected for vice president, according to the two Democrats, one with ties to Clinton and the other to Warren, who both spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss convention planning.

Warren has played the role of Donald Trump Twitter tormentor ever since he became the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. After vacillating between Clinton and Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders during the primary season, Warren publicly endorsed Clinton at a joint rally in Cincinnati in June.

The Clinton campaign is continuing to vet potential running mates, including New Jersey U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, and Virginia U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine.