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Pete Buttigieg and Fox News reportedly in talks for town hall event on news network

Would be the second Democrat to appear on a town hall this year

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Democratic presidential candidate, is reportedly in talks with Fox News to appear in a town hall event on the network, according to The Hill.

What are the details?

On Tuesday, The Hill reported that a campaign spokesperson told the outlet that Buttigieg's team is in talks with the network to appear in a town hall event similar to the one Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) held on Monday.

Sanders appeared in the town hall, moderated by news anchors Martha MacCallum and Bret Baier. The president joked about Sanders' appearance, and on Twitter, wrote, "So weird to watch Crazy Bernie on @FoxNews. Not surprisingly, @BretBaier and the "audience" was so smiley and nice. Very strange, and now we have @donnabrazile?"

The spokesperson told The Hill that "reaching out to the Fox audience is something we intend to do."

The South Bend, Indiana, mayor's star has been on the rise with Democrats, and polls show that he has joined the second tier of candidates behind Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden. Sanders announced his candidacy in February, while Biden has yet to tell the public whether he will make another run for president. Buttigieg made his official announcement on Sunday.

What else?

Buttigieg is a Rhodes Scholar and a graduate of both Harvard and Oxford universities.

He is married to his husband of one year, Chasten, is 37 years old, and speaks seven foreign languages including Arabic, Dari, French, Italian, Maltese, Norwegian, and Spanish.

Buttigieg was born and raised Catholic, but now identifies as Episcopalian.

Buttigieg's campaign brought in more than $7 million in January, February, and March and raised over $1 million in the first four hours following his Sunday campaign announcement.

You can read more about his background here.

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