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Tea Party activist/VA Sen. candidate Jamie Radtke on Arizona tragedy: ‘It’s really about needing to get our arms around …mental health policy’

In the wake of Saturday’s tragic shootings in Tucson, Arizona there’s been an increased focus on the role that political rhetoric and imagery may have played in encouraging such behavior.

Virginia Republican Senate candidate Jamie Radtke tells ABC’s Top Line, however,  that “instead of it being about the political part, it’s really about needing to get our arms around our health care, the mental health policy here.”

Radtke, the head of the Richmond Tea Party, hopes to face Sen. Jim Webb (D) in 2012.

Full Story: Tea Party Activist/VA Sen. Candidate Jamie Radtke on Arizona Tragedy: “It’s Really About Needing to Get Our Arms Around …Mental Health Policy” – The Note