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Nerdcast

'It's definitely causing stress': New DNC debate requirements put the pressure on democratic candidates

It's time for a new episode of the Nerdcast, with host Scott Bland.

On the show this week, a packed Democratic presidential field makes getting a spot on the debate stage a challenge for candidates, so some of them have completely changed their campaign strategies in hopes of securing a spot. POLITICO national political reporter Elena Schneider joins the show to talk about the requirements for getting onto the stage, and how Democratic candidates have reacted. Then, national political reporter Chris Cadelago joins the show to talk about Kamala Harris, who had a new message in the Midwest this past weekend.

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Then, Jesus Rodriguez joins the Nerdcast to talk about a story he wrote for POLITICO magazine, about the takeover of the Venezuelan Embassy in D.C., and how that ties into the situation in Venezuela proper.

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