Fox News announced Tuesday that it will host a town hall with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegAndrew Cuomo: Biden has best chance at ‘main goal’ of beating Trump Poll: Buttigieg tops Harris, O’Rourke as momentum builds Buttigieg responds to accusation of pushing a ‘hate hoax’ about Pence MORE on May 19.
The live event will take place live in Claremont, N.H., at 7 p.m. and will be moderated by “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace.
“We look forward to hosting Mayor Buttigieg in New Hampshire and again showcasing our first-in-class journalism and election coverage,” Fox News and Fox Business President and Executive Editor Jay Wallace said in a statement.
The Hill reported last week that the Buttigieg campaign was in talks with Fox News about appearing in a town hall event on the network.
The spokesperson, speaking a day after Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersAndrew Cuomo: Biden has best chance at ‘main goal’ of beating Trump Poll: Buttigieg tops Harris, O’Rourke as momentum builds Buttigieg responds to accusation of pushing a ‘hate hoax’ about Pence MORE (I-Vt.) appeared on a Fox town hall, told The Hill that “reaching out to the Fox audience is something we intend to do.”
Buttigieg, an Afghanistan War veteran, Rhodes scholar and mayor of South Bend, Ind., is the only 2020 candidate to appear on “Fox News Sunday” in 2019.
The presidential candidate has been surging in the crowded Democratic contest. He raised more money in the first fundraising quarter than Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenJulián Castro: Trump should be impeached for trying to obstruct justice ‘in very concrete ways’ Poll: Biden tops Sanders nationally Pete Buttigieg: ‘God doesn’t have a political party’ MORE (D-Mass.) and has surged to third place in many recent polls.
Sanders, 77, appeared in a Fox News town hall on Apr. 15, which was moderated by anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum.
The event was watched by nearly 2.6 million viewers, making it the highest rated town hall this year.