Beto O'Rourke to appear in CNN town hall

Beto O'Rourke to appear in CNN town hall
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Former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeCNN's O'Rourke town hall finishes behind Fox News, MSNBC Biden retains large lead over Sanders, other 2020 Dems in new Hill-HarrisX poll The Hill's Morning Report - Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push MORE (D-Texas) will be featured in a CNN town hall event on May 21, according to the network.

The 2020 presidential contender, who narrowly lost to Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzJim Carrey fires back at 'Joe McCarthy wanna-be' Cruz Hillicon Valley: Google delays cutting off Huawei | GOP senators split over breaking up big tech | Report finds DNC lagging behind RNC on cybersecurity GOP senators split over antitrust remedies for big tech MORE (R-Texas) in the Texas Senate race in 2018, will be joined onstage by moderator Dana BashDana BashCNN's O'Rourke town hall finishes behind Fox News, MSNBC CNN announces four more town halls featuring 2020 Dems Beto O'Rourke to appear in CNN town hall MORE at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Bash serves as the network's senior political correspondent.

The town hall will air at 10 p.m. ET.

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O'Rourke has failed to gain much traction in recent 2020 polls after his high-profile Senate run.

CNN has hosted more than 20 town halls since the start of the year, including with Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHarris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign 2020 Dems put spotlight on disabilities issues Lee, Sanders introduce bill to tax Wall Street transactions MORE (I-Vt.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign 2020 Dems put spotlight on disabilities issues MORE (D-Calif.), among others.

The network also aired a town hall with former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyAttorney General Barr puts former intel bosses on notice Christopher Steele's nugget of fool's gold was easily disproven — but FBI didn't blink an eye Clash with Trump marks latest break with GOP leaders for Justin Amash MORE last week, his second on CNN since being fired by President TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE in May 2017.