Wisconsin governor candidate Mike McCabe wouldn’t be first to govern in blue jeans

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Gov. Scott Walker had his brown bag. Democratic candidate Mike McCabe has his blue jeans. And just as Walker wasn’t the first Republican candidate to emphasize his frugality with a brown bag fundraising gimmick, McCabe wouldn’t be the first Midwestern Democrat to promise to govern in denim. > Cap Times

The early line on Dem guv candidates

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With more than a dozen Democrats announced or considering a run for the party’s nomination for governor against Scott Walker, let’s unapologetically do some horse race speculation. Here’s Dave Cieslewicz’s take on the eight candidates who seem to have the best chance of getting the nomination next August. > Isthmus

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike McCabe rallies supporters in Green Bay

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike McCabe rallied supporters in downtown Green Bay Thursday as part of a statewide tour to kick off his campaign. “We have a government that works incredibly well for the wealthy, well-connected and privileged few, but it is failing most of the people in Wisconsin,” said McCabe. > Green Bay Press-Gazette

A primer on 2018’s candidates for governor

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The Badger Herald runs down all the contenders who have declared a run so far for governor in 2018. To date, there is one Republican challenger and six Democrats, dictating a summer primary before the November election.

McCabe joins Democratic field for Wisconsin governor

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Longtime Wisconsin political activist Mike McCabe joined the increasingly crowded field for governor on Tuesday, casting himself as an outsider from the left who will shake up the establishment. McCabe said he would push for restored collective bargaining rights, a public option state-run health insurance program and a higher minimum wage. > FOX6 Milwaukee

Watch: Mike McCabe discusses possible candidacy for governor

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WisconsinEye talked with Mike McCabe about his potential challenge to Governor Walker. Formerly of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, McCabe is currently the founding director of Blue Jean Nation, a nonprofit organization that encourages citizens to challenge the political establishment. > WisEye

Fact check: Do richest 1 percent pay lowest tax rate in Wisconsin?

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PolitiFact Wisconsin applies their Truth-O-Meter to gubernatorial candidate Mike McCabe’s claim that “When you look at all the state and local taxes we pay in Wisconsin, the wealthiest 1 percent pay the lowest overall tax rate.” > PolitiFact Wisconsin