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Buttigieg to host June presidential town hall in Fresno

South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg will be hold a televised town hall in Fresno, his campaign and MSNBC announced on-air Wednesday.

The town hall, hosted by MSNBC talker Chris Matthews, will be held on June 3 at 4 p.m. Pacific.

Matthews teased the announcement on Wednesday’s broadcast of his program.

“I don’t know why it’s Fresno, but it’s a long trip and it’s gonna be worth it,” Matthews said.

Lis Smith, Buttigieg’s communications director, slyly rebuked Matthews for the dig at Fresno, tweeting: “We embrace talking to folks everywhere – no matter where they are or where they consume their news.”

The Sun has reached out to Buttigieg’s campaign for more details on the town hall and will update this story.

Alex Tavlian is the Executive Editor of The San Joaquin Valley Sun and Executive Director of Valley Future Foundation. You can reach Alex at