Rivals take pre-debate shots as Bloomberg faces major test

STEVE PEOPLES, ALEXANDRA JAFFE and MICHELLE L. PRICE Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hours before taking the stage, Mike Bloomberg came under attack from his Democratic rivals in a likely preview of his Wednesday night debate debut when the billionaire businessman confronts his rivals for the first time. Both Bernie Sanders' and Joe Biden's campaigns took aim at the 78-year-old former Republican, with Sanders raising questions about Bloomberg's health and Biden pointing out reversals on key issues. The attacks underscore how seriously Democrats are taking the Bloomberg's campaign, now that he's rocketed to double-digit support in national polls and qualified to appear in debates. He was a lifelong Democrat before winning the New York mayor's race as a Republican in 2002. He later
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