Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall

Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall

Eight Democratic presidential candidates will participate in a climate-focused town hall hosted by CNN next month, the network said on Monday.

So far, eight candidates are scheduled to attend the event: former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump denies telling Bolton Ukraine aid was tied to investigations Former senior Senate GOP aide says Republicans should call witnesses Title, release date revealed for Bolton memoir MORE, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPoll: Sanders leads Biden by 9 points in Iowa Poll: Biden leads in Iowa ahead of caucuses The Memo: Impeachment dominates final Iowa sprint MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenPoll: Sanders leads Biden by 9 points in Iowa Poll: Biden leads in Iowa ahead of caucuses The Memo: Impeachment dominates final Iowa sprint MORE (D-Mass.), Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSenate Dems to Pompeo: Comments about NPR reporter 'insulting and contemptuous' Black caucus in Nevada: 'Notion that Biden has all of black vote is not true' The Hill's 12:30 Report: House managers to begin opening arguments on day two MORE (D-N.J.), Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharPoll: Sanders leads Biden by 9 points in Iowa Democrats step up pressure over witnesses after Bolton bombshell The Memo: Impeachment dominates final Iowa sprint MORE (D-Minn.), former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeVeronica Escobar to give Spanish-language response to Trump State of the Union address Biden calls for revoking key online legal protection Trump mocks Booker over suspended presidential campaign MORE (D-Texas), South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegPoll: Sanders leads Biden by 9 points in Iowa Buttigieg on polarization: 'We don't have to choose between being bold and being unified' Buttigieg: America 'united in mourning' Kobe Bryant's death MORE and tech entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangButtigieg: America 'united in mourning' Kobe Bryant's death 'The worst news': Political world mourns loss of Kobe Bryant Sunday shows - Spotlight shifts to Trump tweet, Senate trial witnesses MORE.

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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden leads 2020 pack in congressional endorsements Harris on 2020 endorsement: 'I am not thinking about it right now' Panel: Is Kamala Harris a hypocrite for mulling a Joe Biden endorsement? MORE (D-Calif.) was also invited but will not be able to attend the town hall due to a scheduling conflict, her campaign told CNN. A spokesman for Harris’s campaign did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for details on the conflict.

The town hall, set for Sept. 4, will take place in New York before a live audience of Democratic voters, according to CNN. The candidates will not debate one another during the event, but will rather make back-to-back appearances. 

The moderators for the event include CNN’s Erin Burnett, Anderson Cooper Chris CuomoChristopher (Chris) Charles CuomoMedia's selective outrage exposed in McSally-Raju kerfuffle Tucker Carlson delivers program's largest audience during Iranian missile strike coverage Judge Judy dismisses Biden: 'Do you see greatness?' MORE and Don LemonDon Carlton LemonAnderson Cooper, Andy Cohen paired for third straight CNN's New Year Eve CNN's Lemon stunned by 'stupid, juvenile' Trump-Thanos meme: 'Are you people insane?' Biden urges senators to have 'courage' for impeachment trial MORE. Bill Weir, the network’s chief climate correspondent, will also question candidates throughout the town hall.

Others may participate. CNN said it would invite candidates with at least 2 percent in four qualify polls approved by the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The window to qualify for the forum began on June 28 and runs until Wednesday.

At least two other candidates appear close to qualifying before the Wednesday deadline: former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and billionaire philanthropist Tom SteyerTom Fahr SteyerYang qualifies for New Hampshire debate stage Biden leads 2020 pack in congressional endorsements Poll: 68 percent of Democrats say it 'makes no difference' if a candidate is a billionaire MORE, both of whom have three qualifying polls to their names.

One candidate who is all but certain to miss the CNN town hall is Washington Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeBloomberg, Steyer focus on climate change in effort to stand out Our government and public institutions must protect us against the unvaccinated Key moments in the 2020 Democratic presidential race so far MORE, who had previously — and unsuccessfully — urged the DNC to hold a presidential debate focused on climate change. Inslee has not yet reached 2 percent in any committee-approved poll.