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Reader Opinion: Tina Smith listens

Sen. Tina Smith has earned my vote in the Aug. 14 primary election because she knows how far the power of listening can go in creating better lives for Minnesotans. The skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs are interfering with our freedom to...

Sen. Tina Smith has earned my vote in the Aug. 14 primary election because she knows how far the power of listening can go in creating better lives for Minnesotans. The skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs are interfering with our freedom to live healthy lives and build strong futures. The price of basic drugs like insulin has become obscene, forcing Minnesotans everywhere into a choice between putting food on the table and keeping ourselves alive.

When Senator Smith questions administration officials on their plans to reduce the outrageous costs of prescription drugs, I know it's not political theater. I know this because she's taken the time to travel across Minnesota and hear from people like myself and others about how this issue limits their abilities.

On every issue, I have watched Senator Smith listen thoughtfully and hit the ground running in Washington, looking for solutions to problems that affect Minnesotans.

Quinn Nystrom

Baxter

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