Democrats Debate: Bloomberg Faces Rivals for the First Time

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Mike Bloomberg has been practicing for his first debate, and it appears his opponents have been practicing their attack.

“Anybody here worth $60 billion dollars – you can run for president,” said candidate Bernie Sanders. 

Bloomberg has spent more than $400 million dollars in television, radio and digital ads targeting Super Tuesday states because he’s not on the ballot in Nevada, but his team argues there’s more to his campaign than just money.

“Mike believes that Donald Trump is an existential threat to this country,” explained Jason Schechter, director of communications for the Bloomberg campaign. “His re-election poses a huge, enormous challenge to America. So, he will spend whatever it takes to get Donald Trump out of office.”

Meanwhile, Senator Amy Klobuchar is welcoming Bloomberg to the debate stage

“I actually thought he should be on the debate stage, because I don’t think you should be able to just buy your way to the presidency,” she said. 

The candidate who leads the delegate count right now, Pete Buttigieg, is taking aim at both Bloomberg and frontrunner Bernie Sanders.

“We’re asking people to choose between a revolution and a billionaire,”he said. “I just don’t think that’s speaking to where most of us are.”

Joe Biden hasn’t been where he wants to be, finishing at the bottom of the pack in both Iowa and New Hampshire, but now hoping for a strong finish in Nevada.

“We choose unity over division,” he said. “We choose, we choose compassion over cruelty and maybe more importantly we choose truth over lies, truth over lives, so folks, it’s time for us to get up!”

As for Senator Elizabeth Warren, she tweeted her attack on Bloomberg, apparently comparing him to President Donald Trump, saying “It’s a shame Mike Bloomberg can buy his way into the debate. But at least now primary voters curious about how each candidate will take on Donald Trump can get a live demonstration of how we each take on an egomaniac billionaire.”  

And then while campaigning, she focused her attention and what remains of her voice on Trump.

“I’m Elizabeth Warren. I am going to be the woman who is going to beat Donald Trump.”