The Latest: Bloomberg says he worked hard for his billions

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is defending his wealth, saying he worked very hard to become a billionaire. The former New York mayor said at Wednesday’s debate in Las Vegas that he’s been very lucky, “made a lot of money and I’m giving it all away to make this country better, including to the Democratic Party. Bloomberg was asked by NBC debate moderator Chuck Todd if he should have earned that much money, and the businessman responded by saying, “Yes, I worked very hard for it,” and he’s giving it away.