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WASHINGTON — Quinn Nystrom’s first campaign ad slammed her opponent for voting against legislation to lower prescription drug costs. So did her second ad. And her third.

Nystrom, a 34-year-old with type 1 diabetes, is waging a spite campaign of sorts against her congressman, Pete Stauber. She launched her bid to unseat the freshman Republican after he backed away from a promise to hold a town hall on insulin affordability in their district, Minnesota’s 8th, a 27,000-square-mile expanse that runs from the Ontario border to the outer suburbs of the Twin Cities.

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