CNN to host de Blasio, Bullock town halls

CNN to host de Blasio, Bullock town halls
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CNN will host presidential town halls with Montana Gov. Steve BullockSteve BullockThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democrats clash over future of party in heated debate The Hill's 12:30 Report: House panel approves impeachment powers Left off debate stage, Bullock all-in on Iowa MORE (D) and New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioAt debate, Warren and Buttigieg tap idealism of Obama, FDR De Blasio calls out Andrew Yang over Puerto Rico flub at debate The Hill's 12:30 Report: House panel approves impeachment powers MORE (D) later this month. 

The town halls will take place Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively, CNN announced Friday. 

Both candidates joined the crowded field of 2020 candidates in May but have failed to gain significant traction in polling.

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“If we’re going to beat Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSupreme Court comes to Trump's aid on immigration Trump is failing on trade policy Trump holds call with Netanyahu to discuss possible US-Israel defense treaty MORE, we need to win back the places we lost — Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania," Bullock said in a statement about the town hall. "I’m excited to talk about how I’m going to do it. It’s time to get money out of politics and make government work again to ensure a fair shot for every American.”

A RealClearPolitics average of polls shows Bullock polling at 0.5 percent and de Blasio polling at 0.3 percent. 

De Blasio appeared in both Democratic debates so far, while Bullock appeared in the more recent debates. Neither candidate has yet qualified for the next month's debates. 

The network has held 25 town halls with presidential candidates so far this year.

De Blasio and Bullock are among nearly two dozen people vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.