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'RourkeBiden will help close out Texas Democrats' virtual convention: report O'Rourke on Texas reopening: 'Dangerous, dumb and weak' Parties gear up for battle over Texas state House 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 CruzThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump tweets as tensions escalate across US AIPAC cancels 2021 policy conference due to COVID-19 GOP deeply divided over Trump's social media crackdown MORE (R-Texas) in the Texas Senate race in 2018, will be joined onstage by moderator Dana BashDana BashBiden accuses Trump of 'stoking deaths,' being 'falsely masculine' Demings 'concerned' over theme park openings in Florida Demings hits Trump for campaigning off Biden 'you ain't black' comments 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 SandersJudd Gregg: Biden — a path to the presidency, or not Biden's 'allies' gearing up to sink his campaign Expanding tax credit for businesses retaining workers gains bipartisan support MORE (I-Vt.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisJudd Gregg: Biden — a path to the presidency, or not Vogue's Anna Wintour urges Biden to pick woman of color for VP Biden should name a 'team of colleagues' MORE (D-Calif.), among others.

The network also aired a town hall with former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump tweets as tensions escalate across US This week: Senate reconvenes as protests roil nation amid pandemic Trump asserts his power over Republicans MORE last week, his second on CNN since being fired by President TrumpDonald John TrumpFauci says his meetings with Trump have 'dramatically decreased' McEnany criticizes DC mayor for not imposing earlier curfew amid protests Stopping Israel's annexation is a US national security interest MORE in May 2017.