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Tricia Zunker hosts virtual town hall, answers voters' questions about coronavirusSubmitted: 03/25/2020
Dan Hagen
Dan Hagen
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Tricia Zunker hosts virtual town hall, answers voters' questions about coronavirus
SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT - The Special Election for the Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District is still scheduled for May 12th.

However, the two candidates haven't been out campaigning lately. Of course, that's because of COVID-19.

Tricia Zunker told Newswatch 12 she's been campaigning from home - making lots of phone calls and, Wednesday night, hosting a virtual event.  

Zunker hosted a Facebook Live Town Hall  to address coronavirus concerns and hear from voters. She said there has been too much partisanship in Congress, at this critical time.


"You have to find common ground, and you have to try to understand where's the compromise here, and focus on the end result - which is achieving the best result for the people in your district, the people in this state and the people in this country," said Zunker.

Zunker said she'd value people over party or corporation. She said some workers are labeled "essential" in this crisis, while, at the same time, not making a livable wage.

"Who is being determined essential? Probably a number of people that are making minimum wage," said Zunker. "They should be valued for the work that they're doing."

Justice Zunker encouraged people to practice social distancing and follow Governor Evers' Safer at Home order.

Zunker's opponent, Republican Tom Tiffany, told WJFW he plans to hold his own virtual event in the coming weeks.

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