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Kamala Harris breaks record for most-watched single-candidate town hall

Kamala Harris speaks with American Flag behind her.
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Sen. Kamala Harris’ town hall with CNN’s Jake Tapper Monday night — the first of the 2020 election cycle — was the most-watched single candidate cable news town hall on record, CNN said in a statement.

By the numbers: There was an average of 712,000 adults between the ages of 25-54 tuned into CNN between 10-11 p.m. In total, Harris’ discussion with Tapper — during which she voiced support for Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" proposal, among other things — performed at least 75% better than the previous four town halls hosted by CNN.