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Elizabeth Warren is coming to Raleigh and Greensboro. Here’s how to see her.

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is coming to Raleigh on Thursday, Nov. 7, her first campaign rally in North Carolina.

The Massachusetts senator’s campaign released more details Monday about the event that will be held at Needham Broughton High School on Nov. 7, and another event in Raleigh on Nov. 8. She will also start the day on Nov. 7 in Greensboro with an event at N.C. A&T State University.

Here’s how to see her in North Carolina:

Nov. 7: Warren will participate in a live interview with radio host Angela Rye at Harrison Auditorium, 1009 Bluford St., Greensboro, starting at noon. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.

Nov. 7: The campaign event at Broughton High School, 723 St. Mary’s St., Raleigh, will start at 6:30 p.m. with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. Warren’s campaign is describing the event as a town hall. It is free and open to the public.

RSVPs for the Broughton event are not required but the campaign is encouraging them at events.elizabethwarren.com/event/148065/. The event is scheduled to end at 8:30 p.m.

Warren’s campaign lists the town hall as a “meet and greet” as well.

Nov. 8: Mijente Support Committee, a Latinx/Chicanx organizing hub, announced Monday that Warren will participate in its Latinx forum, “El Chisme 2020: One-on-One with the Candidates.” The event begins at noon in the “Umstead Park area” with an exact location to be announced. The event is co-sponsored with Siembra North Carolina. It is free and open to the public, but RSVPs will be required and organizers said priority will be given to the Latinx community. No RSVP information for the public is available yet. It will be livestreamed by NowThis in English and Spanish.

Other candidate visits

Broughton High School is the second Triangle high school within a matter of weeks to get a presidential candidate visit. Democratic candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden held a campaign rally at Hillside High School in Durham on Sunday, Oct. 27, with about 850 people there, according to the school and Biden campaign.

Warren and Biden are frontrunners in the polls in a candidate field that includes three others who have already visited the Triangle in recent months.

Former U.S. HUD Secretary Julian Castro visited Durham in May for a workers’ rights protest. In August, Kamala Harris spent the weekend in Durham as the keynote speaker at the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People banquet at at St. Joseph AME Church. In September, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke to a large crowd of UNC-Chapel Hill students at the Bell Tower Amphitheater on campus.

North Carolina’s primary is on March 3.

Biden enters the last quarter of the year with less than $9 million in the bank, according to campaign finance reports, McClatchy has reported. Sanders has nearly $34 million, and Warren has nearly $26 million. Pete Buttigieg, who’s polling in the single digits, has more than twice as much available campaign cash as Biden.

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Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan covers North Carolina state government and politics at The News & Observer. She previously covered Durham for 13 years, and has received six North Carolina Press Association awards, including a 2018 award for investigative reporting.
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