MSNBC to host Harris town hall this month

MSNBC to host Harris town hall this month
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White House candidate Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisDemocrats asked to create ideal candidate to beat Trump pick white man: poll Democrats asked to create ideal candidate to beat Trump pick white man: poll Biden defends remarks about segregationist senators: 'Apologize for what?' MORE (D-Calif.) will be featured in an MSNBC town hall on May 28, the network announced on Monday. 

"The Last Word" host Lawrence O’Donnell will host the live one-hour town hall event at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. 

"Sen. Harris will discuss how she plans to win over voters in the early primary state, what’s at stake in the 2020 presidential election and more," reads the MSNBC release. 

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Harris has consistently placed in the top five in most polls of the Democratic primary, but still trails former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden invokes Ted Kennedy in defending remarks about working with segregationists Biden invokes Ted Kennedy in defending remarks about working with segregationists Booker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' MORE by more than 34 points in the RealClearPolitics polling index, with Biden receiving 41.4 percent of support on average compared to 7 percent for the California senator. 

The Harris event will mark the second town hall hosted by MSNBC since the beginning of the year. Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandOvernight Defense: House passes T spending package with defense funds | Senate set to vote on blocking Saudi arms sales | UN nominee defends climate change record Overnight Defense: House passes T spending package with defense funds | Senate set to vote on blocking Saudi arms sales | UN nominee defends climate change record 'We fight on': 2020 Democrats mark Juneteenth MORE (D-N.Y.) was the first such event on the network in March, which was hosted by "All In" host Chris Hayes.  

An MSNBC spokesperson tells The Hill that more town halls with Democratic presidential candidates are expected to be announced in the very near future. 

CNN and Fox News have been particularly active on the town hall front this year. CNN has hosted more than 20, while Fox News has so far gotten several Democratic candidates to appear on the network. 

On Monday, CNN announced it will host a town hall for former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeO'Rourke pens Juneteenth op-ed on ongoing 'march for justice' O'Rourke pens Juneteenth op-ed on ongoing 'march for justice' 'We fight on': 2020 Democrats mark Juneteenth MORE (D-Texas) while Fox News has featured Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders denies tweet about corporate Democrats was dig at Warren Sanders denies tweet about corporate Democrats was dig at Warren Democrats asked to create ideal candidate to beat Trump pick white man: poll MORE (I-Vt.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharOvernight Defense: House passes T spending package with defense funds | Senate set to vote on blocking Saudi arms sales | UN nominee defends climate change record Overnight Defense: House passes T spending package with defense funds | Senate set to vote on blocking Saudi arms sales | UN nominee defends climate change record The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by MAPRx — Trump jumps into 2020 race MORE (D-Minn.).

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegPoll: Democrats view Biden as most electable, while Warren sees gains Poll: Democrats view Biden as most electable, while Warren sees gains 2020 Democrats share their families' immigration histories MORE is scheduled to appear in a Fox News town hall on May 19, while Gillibrand will appear on June 2.