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CNN to host presidential town halls with Steve Bullock, Bill de Blasio

Both candidates struggling in polls
Posted at 9:51 AM, Aug 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-18 10:02:38-04

(CNN) -- CNN will host town halls with Democratic presidential candidates Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Aug. 25, the network announced Friday.

CNN's Alisyn Camerota will moderate the town hall with Bullock at 4 p.m. Mountain time. CNN's Ana Cabrera will host the town hall with de Blasio at 5 p.m. Mountain time. Both events will be broadcast live from New York.

CNN is reaching out to Democratic voters in the region, asking them to submit questions for the candidates.

Both candidates announced their presidential campaigns in May and are relative long shots in the 2020 field.

Bullock polled at 0% in CNN's most recent national poll released in July. He participated in the first night of CNN's recent Democratic debate late last month, during which he recounted losing his nephew to gun violence as well as described his background as a union-side labor negotiator before becoming his state's attorney general.

De Blasio polled at 1% in the national poll -- though 3% indicated interest in learning more about him. The New York mayor participated in the second night of the CNN Democratic debate last month, where he was pressed on his handling of Daniel Pantaleo , the New York police officer accused of fatally choking Eric Garner in July 2014, and sparred with consistent front-runner former Vice President Joe Biden over deportations that took place during the Obama administration.

CNN has held 25 town halls so far this year for presidential candidates.


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