Candidate Michael Bloomberg had a less-than-stellar night this week at the latest Democratic debate.

The "The National Interest" reports, the former New York mayor made his first debate appearance at this week's squareoff in Las Vegas.

The other candidates, particularly Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren came loaded for bear, going after Mr. Bloomberg with relish.

“So, I'd like to talk about who we're running against, a billionaire who calls women ‘fat broads’ and ‘horse-faced lesbians,’" opened Ms. Warren. "And, no, I'm not talking about Donald Trump. I'm talking about Mayor Bloomberg.”

The mayor never really recovered.

Sen. Sanders also took some hits, but maintained much better. Yahoo! News notes the self-described "democratic socialist" got his share of licks in directed at Mr. Bloomberg, who he chastised for the infamous "stop and frisk" policy enacted when Mr. Bloomberg was mayor of New York.

Sen. Warren's strong showing vis-a-vis Mayor Bloomberg may have shot some new life into her sagging campaign. Whether it will grow into a major revival remains to be determined.

[Source: The National Interest, Yahoo! News]