With the Coronovirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeping around the globe, here in the U.S., the game of politics has been slowed down significantly. A couple of members of Congress have tested positive for the virus, and all campaigns have come to a halt due to the high infection rate the disease brings.
Republican congressional candidate Dr. William Figlesthaler, aka Dr. Fig, will ‘temporarily’ suspend his congressional campaign practices, not his campaign.
According to Figlesthaler, all of his TV ads will now pivot from being a campaign political ad to being public service announcements of sorts for the COVID-19 virus.
Figlesthaler says he will be focused on helping bring awareness to the deadly disease but will resume regular campaign operations once the virus is controlled, and the go-ahead from government officials is given.
Figlesthaler is in a hotly contested primary race with Reps. Byron Donalds, Heather Fitzenhagen, and Dane Eagle, Ford O’Connell, and about 7 others, who are vying to replace retiring Rep. Francis Rooney (R).