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Press Release
January 6, 2016

Rep. Bob Gannon Blames Blacks for White GOP Legislative Failures

‘Is Gannon Trying to Get on GOP Frontrunner Donald Trump’s Ticket?’ Asks One WI Now

MADISON, Wis. — Today Rep. Bob Gannon followed up recent tropes on guns and legalized logrolling with an appallingly racist screed. In a press release from his taxpayer-financed office, Gannon suggests African Americans in Milwaukee are to blame for the state jobs crisis caused by the failed economic policies of Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican legislative majorities.

One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements related to Republican Rep. Bob Gannon’s latest inane screed:

“Bob Gannon says black people in Milwaukee are responsible for over 10,000 mass layoffs in municipalities across the state. His statements are despicable, racist tripe that should embarrass all of his Republican colleagues. Speaker Robin Vos, who made Gannon a vice chair of one of the Assembly’s most important committees, should strip him of this leadership position immediately.”

Link to Rep. Bob Gannon’s press release [PDF].

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One Wisconsin Now is a statewide communications network specializing in effective earned media and online organizing to advance progressive leadership and values.

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