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VP Joe Biden Meets With 2016 Candidate Bernie Sanders

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    Vice President Joe Biden (left), seen at the White House on October 15, 2015, and Senator Bernie Sanders at a Democratic National Committee meeting on August 28, 2015.

    The presidential campaign of Democrat Bernie Sanders says the independent senator from Vermont has met with Vice President Joe Biden.

    The two men met Thursday for about an hour at Biden's residence, about a week after Biden decided not to get into the 2016 race.

    The Sanders campaign says they discussed campaign finance reform, as well as his proposal for free college tuition. Sanders did not ask for an endorsement.

    In a statement, Sanders touted the Obama administration's management of the economy. But he adds, "we still have a long way to go to create the kind of economy that works for all Americans and not just the top 1 percent."

    Last week, Biden spoke by phone with Sanders' rival for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Rodham Clinton.