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 HarrisSeven takeaways from a busy Democratic presidential campaign weekend in Iowa Fracking ban could have unintended consequence of boosting coal Poll: Voters back Medicare expansion, keeping private insurance 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 BidenUnited Auto Workers strike against GM poised to head into eighth day Trump doubles down on call to investigate Biden after whistleblower complaint: 'That's the real story' Omar: Biden not the candidate to 'tackle a lot of the systematic challenges that we have' 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 GillibrandNew Hampshire feels overlooked in Democratic presidential race Booker aide sounds alarm about campaign's funding O'Rourke gun confiscation talk alarms Democrats 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'RourkeSeven takeaways from a busy Democratic presidential campaign weekend in Iowa FBI: Arson attacks directed at three Catholic churches in El Paso Toomey on gun reform: 'Beto O'Rourke is not helping' MORE (D-Texas) while Fox News has featured Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOmar: Biden not the candidate to 'tackle a lot of the systematic challenges that we have' Seven takeaways from a busy Democratic presidential campaign weekend in Iowa Democrats go all out to court young voters for 2020 MORE (I-Vt.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharSeven takeaways from a busy Democratic presidential campaign weekend in Iowa MSNBC 'Climate in Crisis' special draws 1.3M viewers in 8 pm timeslot The two most important mental health reforms the Trump administration should consider MORE (D-Minn.).

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegOmar: Biden not the candidate to 'tackle a lot of the systematic challenges that we have' Seven takeaways from a busy Democratic presidential campaign weekend in Iowa Democrats go all out to court young voters for 2020 MORE is scheduled to appear in a Fox News town hall on May 19, while Gillibrand will appear on June 2.