CNN to feature Elizabeth Warren in latest Democratic town hall

CNN to feature Elizabeth Warren in latest Democratic town hall
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenKavanaugh impeachment push hits Capitol buzz saw Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? Katie Pavlich: The Democrats' desperate do-overs MORE (D-Mass.), who announced her 2020 presidential bid last month, will be featured in a CNN town hall next Monday in Mississippi.

The event at Jackson State University will be moderated by "The Lead" and "State of the Union" host Jake Tapper, who also serves as the network's Washington bureau chief.

Warren will be the eighth 2020 presidential hopeful to be featured on CNN.

The network has provided Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisKavanaugh impeachment push hits Capitol buzz saw Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? Biden leads in new national poll, Warren close behind in second place MORE (D-Calif.), Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharMark Mellman: The most important moment in history? Democrats press for action on election security Antitrust enforcers in turf war over Big Tech MORE (D-Minn.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency 2020 candidates keep fitness on track while on the trail Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? MORE (I-Vt.); Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi Gabbard2020 candidates keep fitness on track while on the trail Biden leads in new national poll, Warren close behind in second place Gabbard drives coverage in push to qualify for October debate MORE (Hawaii); former Rep. John DelaneyJohn Kevin Delaney2020 candidates keep fitness on track while on the trail Bennet launches first TV ads in Iowa Trump campaign mocks Democratic debate: 'Another informercial for President Trump' MORE (Md.); South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegKavanaugh impeachment push hits Capitol buzz saw 2020 candidates keep fitness on track while on the trail Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? MORE and former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz with a full hour each in prime time in the past two months. All have declared their presidential candidacies except for Schultz, who may be weighing an independent bid.

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The CNN town hall featuring Harris was the network's most-watched of the broadcasts thus far, drawing more than 1.96 million total viewers. Viewership has dropped considerably for other town halls, with the Sanders event on Feb. 25 drawing 1.4 million, Klobuchar drawing 1.1 million and Schultz drawing 1.01 million. The numbers for Sunday night's triple town hall with Delaney, Gabbard and Buttigieg in three back-to-back hours won't be available until later Tuesday.

Warren is polling in the top tier of presidential contenders, but trails front-runners former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency 2020 candidates keep fitness on track while on the trail Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? MORE, who hasn't officially launched his campaign, and Sanders, who gave Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP struggles with retirement wave Overnight Energy: Trump to revoke California's tailpipe waiver | Democrats propose bill to revoke Trump endangered species rollback | Trump officials finalize rule allowing fewer inspectors at pork plants Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? MORE an unexpected tough run for the 2016 Democratic nomination.

According to a Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll of 401 likely Democratic caucusgoers released over the weekend, 27 percent of those polled picked the former vice president as their first choice for president, while 27 percent chose Sanders.

Warren follows with 9 percent, and Harris has 7 percent.