Democratic candidates turn their attention to upcoming Nevada caucus

Michael Bloomberg could join the debate stage; long lines have already started forming in Henderson, Nevada, and at other voting locations.
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Now to the 20/20 race the candidates are turning their attention to Nevada which holds its caucus this Saturday. Long lines are already being seen an early voting locations like this one in Henderson. And there's new scrutiny on billionaire Michael Bloomberg who could qualify and join the debate stage this week. With Super Tuesday now just two weeks away ABC's in the pilgrim has the latest. In California today the like to see Bernie Sanders snaked for blocks. I had the establishments. Today. Oh birdie can't win the election. Tonight a look at this riled today. At nobody would have been the election. Sanders are well aware he's now facing a new kind of challenge. Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg spinning 380 million dollars and county to blanket the airwaves with ads. Mayor Bloomberg. We're all his money. Will not create the kind of excitement. And energy. We need not have the voter turnout we'd botched that the state Donald Trump. Bloomberg firing back at the sanders' campaign brings a different negative kind of energy. Releasing a video highlighting the online anger of so called Bernie bros. Bloomberg tweeting that when it comes to beating trump this type of energy is not going to get his fair. The billionaires democratic rivals say now it's high time he come out. From behind his campaign Katz. He has to answer questions and of course I think he should be on that debate stage which eventually he will be. Because I can't beat him on the airwaves that I can beat him on the debate stage. As blue poll numbers rise his past drawing new scrutiny including his treatment of women in the work place. And allegations of sexist and crude comment. Reported by multiple outlets including ABC news a Washington Post investigation making waves this week in prompted Bloomberg to tweak 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. Glimmers. Says he's champion landed do you think he can you answer these allegations yes but he needs to answer to these allegations don't championing women. When you have nondisclosure agreement so they can't tell their side of the story. I want to hear from Mike Bloomberg that he is going to let these women talk unloads a woman and let's find out what's really happening. And in a pilgrim joins us now from Henderson Nevada that candidates have until tomorrow night to qualify for the next debate on Wednesday. Evil what does Bloomberg need to do to make the cut. Oh he needs one more state or national poll putting him at above. 10% to qualify he has until tomorrow. Night all ten qualified to make the cut for the debates in sand and there's so much focused on Bloomberg right now and what it looked impact rather you can have on Super Tuesday that included that Bernie Sanders event in California looks like his campaign is also showing some major strength. Yeah exactly right he had a huge crowds in California 101000 people showed up to see him speak they're still raising tons of money the fund raising is going well and he was going directly. After Bloomberg today saying he can't buy your way into this race most of the candidates at this point are calling for Bloomberg. Did take to that debate stage they want to face him face to face and hold into the issues. Not just base him. On the campaign ads that are airing on TV my hand none of them are pulling any punches that's for sure our thanks to you that element even great outfit. And great here today you look amazing. Apparently we have to say don't let out we'll look identical to end well done either well done.

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