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Bloomberg delays scheduled appearance at CNN town hall in Charleston

ByLive 5 Web Staff|February 20, 2020 at 10:53 PM EST - Updated February 24 at 6:48 AM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC/AP) - Mike Bloomberg’s campaign has delayed a scheduled CNN town hall in Charleston so that he can spend more time preparing for Tuesday’s debate.

Bloomberg was scheduled to appear on CNN on Monday. But he’ll now join the network for the live question-and-answer program on Wednesday.

CNN has announced that the networkwill be holding two nights of town halls in Charleston featuring the leading Democratic presidential candidatesat the Memminger Auditorium.

The town halls are expected to follow the same format as CNN’s previous town halls with candidates taking questions from a moderator and the audience.

CNN released the following schedule of events:

Vermont Sen.Bernie Sanderswill appear at 9 p.m. ET, former South Bend, Indiana, MayorPete Buttigiegat 10 p.m. ET, and businessman Tom Steyer at 11 p.m. ET.

On Wednesday, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will appear at 7 p.m. ET, former Vice PresidentJoe Bidenwill appear at 8 p.m. ET, followed by Minnesota Sen.Amy Klobucharat 9 p.m. ET and Massachusetts Sen.Elizabeth Warrenat 10 p.m. ET

Copyright 2020 WCSC. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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