Chris Cuomo to host Democratic town hall, one week before Iowa caucus

CNN’s New Day anchor Chris Cuomo will host a Democratic town hall in primetime one week before the Iowa caucus, the network announced this morning.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will field questions from Iowa Democrats in this prime-time event hosted by the Iowa Democratic Party and Drake University.

“We are honored to partner with CNN on their town hall with our three fantastic Democratic candidates,” said Dr. Andy McGuire, chair of the Iowa Democratic Party. “With this event airing just one week before the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses, it’s an incredible opportunity for Iowans to see our candidates detail their plans to move our country forward and their vision for Iowa and the nation.”

It will air on Monday from 9pm-11pm, and a spokesperson for the network said it will make the town hall available to its Iowa affiliates to air live.

This comes as just this week, the RNC gave CNN the Republican debate that NBC News was originally slated to host.

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