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GOP Congressman Blamed Mass Shootings on Antidepressants

By Chad Smith on October 18, 2018.

Rep. Jason Lewis, R-Minn., said antidepressants cause mass shootings and has also pinned gun violence on immigration, terrorism, racism, gang culture and so-called gun-free zones. But one thing Lewis doesn’t believe causes gun violence is guns. In the wake of many of the high-profile mass shootings during the past decade, the Lewis took to Twitter or his radio show to express anger toward politicians who called for restrictions to gun access while theorizing that many factors — but not guns — were responsible.

Health Care | Minnesota

Paulsen Took Campaign Cash From OxyContin Maker Being Sued by Minnesota

By Chad Smith on October 9, 2018.

Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., is one of the few candidates still taking Purdue’s money, accepting $1,000 this election cycle even as his state takes legal action against the company for downplaying the risks and pushing higher doses of OxyContin.