Mike McCabe for Gov

It’s Official: Veteran Government Watchdog & Reformer Mike McCabe Is Running For Governor

“Now is not the time for same old, same old. I’m running to shake up and transform the political system and get our government working for all of us and not just the wealthy and well-connected.” – Mike McCabe From the Clark County farm where he grew up, veteran government watchdog and democracy reform advocate Mike McCabe  announced Tuesday he is running for governor to shake up and transform Wisconsin’s corrupted political system. “Wisconsin is up to its eyeballs in problems. Same goes for our country as a whole. The problems grow out of political and economic inequality. Our society…

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Mike McCabe: The Taproot Of Our Many Problems

By Mike McCabe Blue Jean Nation (8/15/17) Wisconsin is up to its eyeballs in problems. Our state has lost its way. It is becoming a shadow of its former self. Same goes for the country as a whole. The problems vary from place to place. Go to Trempealeau County and you see hills and bluffs disappearing and hear fears expressed over the effects of breathing the fine dust that hangs in the air or drinking water that has turned an amber color. In the Central Sands region you see lakes and streams drying up because a few are being allowed…


Mike McCabe: Democrats Will Win Again When. . .

  By Mike McCabe Blue Jean nation (8/7/17) Over the course of my 57 years, I’ve never seen a time when our public institutions were more disrespected and distrusted. And with good reason. I’ve also never seen a time when government was less responsive to regular people. Over and over, our government is put to work for a privileged few, the wealthy and well-connected. People notice this. They realize their own voices aren’t being heard and their own interests are not being served. That’s a sure recipe for disrespect and distrust of public institutions. These conditions are especially poisonous to…


Mike McCabe’s Pathway To The Gubernatorial Campaign Began In A Muddy Clark County Cornfield

  “We gotta be there for each other and help each other in restoring a political culture we can be proud of.” By Mark L. Taylor The Commoner Call (7/27/17) Mike McCabe grew up on a small family dairy farm along a gravel road in rural Clark County, Wisconsin. That experience formed his view of the world in many ways. As a youth he participated in two barn raisings for neighbors. One had lost their barn to fire and another to a tornado. “I saw people from miles around come to build those barns in a day,” McCabe recalls. But…


Mike McCabe: Four Steps To Turning Around Wisconsin’s Creaky, Unfair Economy

  By Mike McCabe Blue Jean Nation (5/9/17) When it comes to Wisconsin’s economy, those in power go to great lengths to direct everyone’s gaze at moderating unemployment in the state. They don’t want to acknowledge or discuss that while it’s possible to find work, for many it’s extremely hard to find work that enables you to make ends meet and stay in the middle class. Persistent stagnation and rising inequality are big parts of the full story of Wisconsin’s economy. For years now, Wisconsin has depended on an economic development strategy devoted to empowering a few thousand of the…


Political Reformer Mike McCabe Considering Run As Democrat For Governor

  By Shawn Johnson Wisconsin Public Radio (5/15/17) The longtime head of a government watchdog group said he’s leaning toward running for governor as a Democrat, not as an independent. Mike McCabe ran the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign for 15 years. After leaving the organization, he started a group called Blue Jean Nation, which is billed as a nonpartisan organization for “the politically homeless.” McCabe said earlier this month he would consider running for governor after nearly 200 people sent him a letter asking him to get into the race. While McCabe said he doesn’t consider himself a member of either party,…