MSNBC to host Harris town hall this month

MSNBC to host Harris town hall this month
© Stefani Reynolds

White House candidate Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe generational divide of Joe Biden and the Democratic Party 2020 Democrats mark 7th anniversary of DACA 2020 Democrats mark 7th anniversary of DACA 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 BidenButtigieg on Biden's Iraq War vote: 'that vote was a mistake' Buttigieg on Biden's Iraq War vote: 'that vote was a mistake' Ocasio-Cortez starts petition to repeal Hyde Amendment 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 Gillibrand2020 Democrats mark 7th anniversary of DACA 2020 Democrats mark 7th anniversary of DACA Julián Castro defends going on Fox: I'm focused on 'the people out there watching' 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'RourkeDemocratic presidential hopefuls react to debate placement Democratic presidential hopefuls react to debate placement Teachers union to host 2020 Democratic presidential forum focused on education MORE (D-Texas) while Fox News has featured Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersButtigieg on Biden's Iraq War vote: 'that vote was a mistake' Buttigieg on Biden's Iraq War vote: 'that vote was a mistake' The generational divide of Joe Biden and the Democratic Party MORE (I-Vt.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharElection security bills face GOP buzzsaw Election security bills face GOP buzzsaw Julián Castro defends going on Fox: I'm focused on 'the people out there watching' MORE (D-Minn.).

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegButtigieg on Biden's Iraq War vote: 'that vote was a mistake' Buttigieg on Biden's Iraq War vote: 'that vote was a mistake' Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' MORE is scheduled to appear in a Fox News town hall on May 19, while Gillibrand will appear on June 2.