RALEIGH, N.C. — As Senator Elizabeth Warren’s town hall event began Thursday night in a high school auditorium here, the crowd rose to deliver a standing ovation. It was not for Warren.
“My name is Ayanna Pressley,’’ said the Massachusetts representative who had endorsed Warren’s Democratic presidential bid the day before.
Pressley led the crowd in a rousing speech that sounded like a Sunday sermon, complete with a refrain of “I came to spread the good news.’’ That good news, she said, was that Warren is running for president. Then Warren took the stage and gave Pressley a hug.