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Tue May 21, 2019, 08:58 PM

Tonight's CNN town hall gives Beto O'Rourke a shot at reanimating campaign

WASHINGTON -- After shunning national TV exposure for the first two months of his presidential effort, El Paso's Beto O'Rourke will field questions Tuesday night on a live CNN town hall.

Drake University in Des Moines is hosting the event, moderated by Dana Bash, which airs at 9 p.m. CDT.

O'Rourke has devoted much of his campaign to Iowa already. It's where he shook his first hand and jumped on his first coffee house counter top to deliver a stump speech as a presidential contender.

He's fielded more questions from voters and held more town hall-style events in two months than nearly all of his rivals for the Democratic nomination, including some who've been running for a year. But the CNN event raised the stakes, bringing a risk of tougher questions while also offering his biggest audience yet.

Read more: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2019/05/21/tonights-cnn-town-hall-gives-beto-orourke-shot-reanimating-campaign

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