Klobuchar to appear in Fox News town hall in May

Klobuchar to appear in Fox News town hall in May
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Fox News announced on Wednesday that it will feature a town hall with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden renominates Powell as Fed chair Senate Democrats look to fix ugly polling numbers The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Gosar censured as GOP drama heightens MORE (D-Minn.) next month.

The announcement, made by Fox News and Fox Business president and Executive Editor Jay Wallace, will take place on Wednesday, May 8, and it will be broadcast live from 6:30-7:30 p.m. live from Milwaukee. 

The town hall will be moderated by "Special Report" anchor Bret Baier and "The Story" anchor Martha MacCallum, both of whom moderated a town hall with Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBernie Sanders' ex-spokesperson apprehensive over effectiveness of SALT deductions BBB threatens the role of parents in raising — and educating — children Biden expected to nominate Shalanda Young for budget chief MORE (I-Vt.) on Monday.

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The Fox News town hall with Sanders from Bethlehem, Pa., was watched by nearly 2.6 million viewers, making it the most-watched town hall of 2019. 

“FOX News Channel continues to produce highly informative and respectful town hall events, delivering record viewership and providing a platform to all candidates. We are incredibly proud of the entire team and look forward to hosting Senator Klobuchar for our next town hall," Wallace said in the announcement.

The announcement regarding Klobuchar comes after The Hill reported on Tuesday that South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegFive reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season Buttigieg has high name recognition, favorability rating in Biden Cabinet: survey Sunday shows - Spotlight shifts to Senate for Biden spending plan MORE is in talks to appear in a Fox News town hall, according to a Buttigieg campaign spokesperson. 

The spokesperson, speaking a day after Sanders appeared on the Fox town hall, told The Hill that “reaching out to the Fox audience is something we intend to do.”

Buttigieg has been surging in the Democratic contest. He raised more money in the first fundraising quarter than Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden eyes new path for Fed despite Powell pick Equilibrium/Sustainability — Presented by Southern Company — Storms a growing danger for East Coast Senate Democrats call on Biden to push for COVID-19 vaccine patent waivers at WTO MORE (D-Mass.) and placed third in one recent poll.

Other Democrats, including Reps. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanDemocrats brace for flood of retirements after Virginia rout Ohio Republicans swing for fences in redistricting proposals Ohio redistricting commission gives up on US House map MORE (Ohio) and Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellOmar calls out Boebert over 'anti-Muslim' remarks, denies Capitol incident took place McCarthy pledges to restore Greene, Gosar to committees if GOP wins House Boebert faces heavy criticism after Gosar floor speech MORE (Calif.), told the Daily Beast on Tuesday that they were also willing to appear in a Fox News town hall.