CNN to host town hall with Howard Schultz
Posted February 6, 2019 2:08 p.m. EST
CNN — CNN will host a town hall next week in Houston with former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz as he mulls a presidential bid in 2020.
Schultz, who said last month he is considering a run as a "centrist independent," will take questions from Texas voters on Tuesday, February 12, in this live event moderated by CNN's Poppy Harlow.
The town hall will air in prime time and will take place in front of an audience made up of individuals representing Texas civic and educational organizations.
Last year, Schultz stepped down from his role as Starbucks chairman and CEO, but the idea of him jumping into an already crowded 2020 field has sparked outrage from Democrats, who worry an independent candidacy could split the anti-Donald Trump vote and pave the way for his re-election.