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Gabbard says she's received no reason from CNN for lack of invitation to town halls

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“We have reached out, I think, more than once, and we received no explanation," Gabbard told Fox News on Tuesday.

"I don't even think we've gotten a response to date about why they're excluding the first female combat veteran ever to run for president, the only woman of color in the race," she added. 

CNN announced last Friday it will host eight Democratic presidential town halls over a two-night period from New Hampshire ahead of the party's first primary slated for Feb. 11. The network format has candidates appearing back-to-back on Feb. 5 and 6 at Saint Anselm College.

The full lineup will feature Biden, Warren, Yang and Steyer on Feb. 5, and Sanders, Buttigieg, Klobuchar and Patrick on Feb. 6.

The Hill has reached out to CNN for comment.