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2222, 03 Jul 15

Gannon Sticks to His Guns

Here’s an indication of how fierce it is getting the Republican caucus right now. I’m thankful that my representative is sticking to his guns and fighting for the taxpayers.

From: Gannon, Bob
Sent: Friday, July 03, 2015 7:48 AM
To: Rep.Murtha; *Legislative Assembly Republicans
Subject: RE: CAUCUS Tuesday, July 7


I’ll be unable to attend caucus on Tuesday, but I am very comfortable with my level of understanding of the 2015 – 2017 budget. My vote will remain a no unless prevailing wage reform is dealt with as a part of this budget. I have offered to leadership to reconsider my position if they will allow the Lasee prevailing wage vote to come to the floor before the budget. At this time the only sound from leadership is crickets, thus they must be comfortable that they don’t need my vote, or the vote of any other like minded conservative interested in the best interests of their constituents, and not some special interest lobby.

Speaking of lobbyists, I was embarrassed, and fearful of media exposure to this dramatic public theater, that John Gard, appointed and highly compensated pimp for the road builders lobby, was working the room in GAR leading up to closed caucus on Wednesday. I’m sure the media would have  a field day if any intrepid reporter had the wherewithal to actually have witnessed that abusive act. This is the kind of garbage behavior that makes politicians of all stripes get a certain level of stink on them.

For your own edification, I’ve attached a draft of a press release I’m working on to explain my position on the budget vote. Feel free to share this and my e-mail with the rest of the caucus if you wish, as I am more than willing to discuss my position with any of my peers or constituents.

As always,

Bob Gannon

Fighting for the 58th, and now, kind of a lone warrior fighting for the financial integrity of the entire state


From: Rep.Murtha
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2015 4:12 PM
To: *Legislative Assembly Republicans
Subject: CAUCUS Tuesday, July 7


Dear Members,


We will be having a caucus meeting next Tuesday, July 7th at 1:00 pm in GAR. Fiscal Bureau will be there to brief us on the budget and answer any questions, and we will also finish up discussions regarding the other issues on the floor next week.

As always, please be in your seats at 1:00pm sharp. If you cannot attend, please let my office know by 5:00 pm on Monday

Thank you,

John Murtha


2222, 03 July 2015


  1. Fairs Fare

    I have great respect for any public servant willing to stay true to their convictions. I would be more likely to vote for someone like Mr. Gannon even if I don’t (necessarily) agree with his position. If Republicans would stay true to banning all abortion (they have the numbers) I might consider coming back to the party.

  2. Kevin Scheunemann

    Kudos to Bob for excellent use of the word “pimp”!

  3. Captain Ned

    Please tell me that your John Murtha is not descended from the now-deceased PA Representative John Murtha, as he seems to act in a similar fashion.

  4. Paul

    The late Rep. John Murtha did have a son named John, but I think he was quite a few years younger than State Rep. John Murtha.

  5. Duke

    As I understand it, from discussing the issue of Prevailing Wage with my legislators, the only person in the state legislature standing between the repeal of PW and the status quo is Robin Vos. Like U.S. Senator Harry Reid when the dems still held the U.S. Senate, he refuses to put the Assembly Republicans on record by allowing them to vote on PW.

    The conservative voices in Wisconsin’s “Tea Party Movement” need to find someone in Vos’ district to primary him. Someone out there needs to get this empty-headed, unethical and immoral political hack out of office. [And yes, those adjectives DO apply – check out his personal life sometime]

  6. Chris Jenkins

    Bob’s signature~

    “…kind of a lone warrior fighting for the financial integrity of the entire state”

    My favorite part.

  7. Mark Maley

    Gannon is in love with the sound of his own voice .

    He doesn’t listen, he pontificates telling us bout the world though the eyes of an insurance salesman and insulting those he represents in the process .

    Hey A hole , you listen to everyone .

    His tough guy talk is hilarious .
    Guys like this ran in the schoolyard from a fight

    He’s a Glen Grothman wannabe with w/0 Glen’s Sparking and vibrant personality .

    I could laugh at Glen when he made a fool out of himself .

    Gannon isn’t funny , just self involved .

  8. insagtman

    Classy Mr. Maley, very, very classy. You must be very proud of yourself for that bout of diarrhea of the mouth?

  9. Mark Maley

    It’s not intended to be classy .

    Gannon is above pleasant conversation with anyone who disagree’s with him.

    One of my customers worked on a farm
    He said once in while you needed to pop the hog on the snoot to gets its attending

    Bob can consider himself popped .
    ( but he’s too arrogant to know its been done )

  10. Mark Maley

    Attention – not attending .
    Normally auto correct saves me , not this time )

  11. Fairs Fare

    I do believe “insagtman” is Mr. Gannon. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.

  12. Mark Maley

    Guess so .

    Good call FF

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