Rep. John Tierney greets James Rogers, Lucy Wonson and her son, Guy, at Gula-Gula Cafe in Salem, Mass., last week. The eight-term Democratic lawmaker is now considered the underdog in his re-election fight.
Except Warren didn’t join him in saying that. In fact, the only mention she made of Tierney was a quick appreciation of his presence.
“I want to thank the Congressman for being here,” she said.
They never appeared onstage together.
Warren got a rockstar reception and, directly after her speech, waded into the adoring crowd for handshakes, hugs and photographs.
Tierney, wearing a pink shirt and dark slacks, engaged in a bit of retail politicking himself.
But then, as Warren continued to campaign inside the church, still swarmed by people, Tierney walked out the back door. He bumped into some union guys, got in a quick picture with them, then left.
A few minutes later, in the front of the venue, two Warren volunteers were looking for the Congressman. “We wanted to give him signs,” said one woman in Warren regalia.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.