The Democratic Party's heir apparent Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton met together privately Thursday night to talk about healing the rifts in their party.
"Senator Clinton and Senator Obama met tonight and had a productive discussion about the important work that needs to be done to succeed in November," their campaigns said in joint statement.
The statement gave away no details of their talks and an Obama spokesman did not say where the two presidential candidates met. The meeting was not held at Clinton's home in Washington, as had been earlier reported.
Obama has been under increasing pressure by the Democratic faithful to ask the New York senator to be his vice president.
"She is not seeking the vice presidency, and no one speaks for her but her," communications director Howard Wolfson said. "The choice here is Senator Obama's and his alone."
Clinton has said she would be willing to be Obama's running mate. Some Democrats see a "dream ticket" in the pair. They see her as being able to broaden his appeal to white blue-collar voters.
On Thursday, Obama praised Clinton for inspiring millions of voters and said she had opened the doors for his two young daughters to imagine being President one day.
"We're going to speak to them but also listen to them and get advice," he said of Clinton's campaign team.
Obama says he intends to take his time making a decision about inviting Clinton to join him.
"We're not going to be rushed into it. I don't think Senator Clinton expects a quick decision and I don't even know that she's necessarily interested in that," Obama told NBC in an interview.
Source: The Associated Press