Alejandra Campoverdi is running for Congress. And facing down the threat of cancer.

It’s almost 2 p.m. when Alejandra Campoverdi steps into the elevator at the radiology clinic. She’s been fasting for hours. The scent in that confined space, leftover from someone’s recent lunch run, isn’t making it any easier. “You smell that, right?” the former Obama White House official says as the doors slide open and she enters the hallway.

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