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NEW YORK CITY — Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg says women who are debating whether or not to support him should “just look at the record.”

“I got the right values to get them,” Bloomberg told Yahoo News at his “Women for Mike” kickoff event in New York City Wednesday. The event was promoted as the launch of “a groundswell movement to energize women across the country that support Mike’s commitment to rebuild America and defeat Trump.” It came days before thousands of women take to New York City streets for the annual Women’s March.

Women are looking at Bloomberg’s record as the founder and head of his eponymous media company. At least 17 women, ABC News reported shortly after the former New York mayor entered the presidential race last fall, have “taken legal action against the company over the past three decades, with three of the cases specifically naming Bloomberg for his role in the company’s culture.”

Bloomberg repeatedly faced allegations of making sexist comments to and about women as head of the global financial news company, fostering a “frat-like culture.”

“The comments attributed to Bloomberg in court records are echoed in a gift book he received from colleagues in 1990: a compilation of his alleged quotes. The booklet contained alleged comments such as, “Make the customer think he’s getting laid when he’s getting [expletive],” and ‘If women wanted to be appreciated for their brains, they’d go to the library instead of to Bloomingdales.’”

In response to the controversy, Democratic rival and front-running female candidate Elizabeth Warren called on the billionaire newcomer to “answer for” his controversial statements.  Read more

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NEW YORK CITY — Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg says women who are debating whether or not to support him should “just look at the record.”