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 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.) 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 BidenStopping Israel's annexation is a US national security interest Trump slams Biden staff for donating bail money to protesters At least 4,400 people arrested in connection with protests: report 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 GillibrandSenate Dems press DOJ over coronavirus safety precautions in juvenile detention centers Senate Democrat introduces bill to protect food supply It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process 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'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) while Fox News has featured 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 Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharJudd 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-Minn.).

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBiden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Here's how Biden can win over the minority vote and the Rust Belt MORE is scheduled to appear in a Fox News town hall on May 19, while Gillibrand will appear on June 2.