Democratic 2020 candidates target Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg is not competing in Nevada, the next primary state, but is still rising in polls and facing new criticisms.
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Let's turn to politics now and the race for the white house just five days to go until the next votes in the Nevada caucus. Here's how the national polling average changed over the last week. Take a look. Bernie Sanders is holding steady on top, and Joe Biden in second, but dropping several points. Michael Bloomberg on the rise in third, but he's not even competing in Nevada. Eva pilgrim has more from las Vegas. Eva, good morning. Reporter: Good morning, Tom. Time is ticking. The Nevada caucuses are at the end of the week, and with no clear front-runner in sight, the elbows are out as candidates make stop after stop trying to get voters in their corner. A massive turnout for early voting in Nevada left people waiting for hours. Lines described as a chaotic mess of confusion. Democratic presidential hopefuls appealing to voters to keep coming out as they keep campaigning. Many now making focused attacks on Michael Bloomberg. I never thought I was going to be able to compete with some of my components' bank accounts. $60 billion can buy you a lot of advertising, but it can't erase your record. Reporter: Bloomberg is not even on the ballot in the silver state. The businessman listed by "Forbes" as the eighth richest man in the world worth almost $63 billion, instead going toing his attention on the super Tuesday states. Mike Bloomberg's never been afraid of tough fights, and wants to make a true difference in people's lives. Reporter: And spending $381 million on ads so far. Scrutiny increases, including his treatment of women in the workplace, and allegations of sexist comments reported by ABC news and receiving renewed attention after another investigation by "The Washington post." The article accusing the billionaire of creating a workplace culture that allowed the sexual degradation of women, allegedly making crude comments telling an employee who just announced she was pregnant to kill it, and scolding a female employee who couldn't find a nanny saying, all you need is some black who doesn't have to speak English to rescue it from a burning building. Court records reviewed by ABC news finding that at least 17 women have taken legal action against Bloomberg's company over the past 30 years. Three cases specifically naming Bloomberg for his role in the company's culture. None of the cases made it to trial. Four were dismissed or withdrawn. Five were settled out of court. Three cases remain active. Bloomberg this weekend tweeting, I would not be where I am today without the talented women around me. I've depended on their leadership, their advice and their contributions. As I demonstrated throughout my career, I will always be a champion for women in the workplace. And lots of chatter around if Bloomberg could make the next debate on Wednesday. He needs one more state or national poll putting him above 10% to make the cut. Tom? Yep. The clock still ticking there. Eva, let's go back to the caucus right now. Big turnout for early voting and a big concern. There's not a repeat of what happened in Iowa with calculating those votes. Reporter: Well, it's certainly going to be a mad dash to the finish here. They scrapped their plans after the chaos that happened in Iowa. Volunteers here telling us that they are concerned. State party officials say they're working around the clock testing the different backup plans they already had in place, but time is running out. The caucuses are on Saturday, Tom. Yeah, and the pressure is on. All right, Eva. Thanks so much.

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