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Tiffany, Zunker make first pitches to WJFW viewers following primary victories

Following Tom Tiffany's win over Jason Church Tuesday night, he appeared on Newswatch 12 Today. He said his experience owning Wilderness Cruises on the Willow Flowage means he can deliver for small business owners.

"I know what it takes, and its keeping taxes under control, moderating regulations, and if we do the same things at the federal level, I believe we can fix some of those problems that are out there at the federal level," said Tiffany.

Sen. Tiffany also touted his record of fiscal responsibility in the State Legislature.

"One of the things I'm most pleased about is we were able to get rid of that deficit here in Wisconsin," said Tiffany. "I think that's important to deal with at the federal level. And then I think we have some regional issues: broadband, regional service I think that are really important also to the people of the Seventh Congressional District."

Tricia Zunker routed her democrat opponent by 78 points Tuesday night. The Wausau School Board President and Ho-Chunk Supreme Court Justice appeared on Newswatch 12 at 5, and she emphasized her priority: giving more opportunity to Northern Wisconsinites.

"We have a lot of issues in Wisconsin Seven," said Zunker. "We need to ensure Broadband access for everybody. I've been out to farms talking to farmers and seeing how it impacts them. But it's not just an issue for small businesses or farmers. It's our students, it's our law enforcement. Without having broadband access, we are depriving people of opportunity."

It's issues like rural broadband access, where Justice Zunker believes she can find a bipartisan coalition to pass meaningful legislation. She believes she could also do this by taking on Big Pharma.

"What I think is really important is to work on is lowering the cost of prescription drugs," said Zunker. "I worked on intellectual property early in my legal career. To see what Big Pharma is getting away with its really just upsetting. But the reason they're able to do it is they're buying seats in Congress. Now, I don't accept corporate PAC money and I'm just ready to get to work for the people."

Zunker and Tiffany face off in the May 12 special election.

Story By: Dan Hagen

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