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Gillibrand Schedules Town Hall With Fox News

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Mike Brest Reporter

Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will participate in a town hall on Fox News Channel on June 2, the cable news outlet announced Thursday.

Gillibrand will be the fifth 2020 presidential candidate to have an event on the network following independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz (who’s undecided), Sen. Amy Klobuchar and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Jay Wallace said in a statement, “We are pleased to welcome Sen. Gillibrand to our lineup, further establishing FOX News as a vital destination for 2020 candidates. We look forward to Chris delivering a dynamic and substantive discussion from the influential state of Iowa to our millions of viewers.” (RELATED: Fox News’ Prime-Time Ratings Double Those For Warren And Gillibrand)

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 5: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks at the National Action Network's annual convention, April 5, 2019 in New York City. A dozen 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are speaking at the organization's convention this week. Founded by Rev. Al Sharpton in 1991, the National Action Network is one of the most influential African American organizations dedicated to civil rights in America. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 5: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks at the National Action Network’s annual convention, April 5, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Chris Wallace will moderate the event, which will take place in Iowa.

This will be Gillibrand’s third town hall since declaring her candidacy and the first two were on CNN and MSNBC respectively. Her event on MSNBC back in March, the network’s only presidential town hall thus far, garnered approximately 1.2 million viewers. Her CNN town hall, which was last month, had slightly under half the viewers her first one had.

Sanders’ town hall on Fox News has been the highest rated town hall to date this election cycle raking in 2.6 million viewers.

This continues to buck the Democratic National Committee’s decision to not permit Fox News to host a Democratic primary debate.

A Quinnipiac poll released earlier this week that shows Gillibrand earning less than 1% of national voter support.

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