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Mike McCabe kicked off his gubernatorial campaign and spoke to voters in WausauSubmitted: 09/13/2017
Rose McBride
Rose McBride
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Mike McCabe kicked off his gubernatorial campaign and spoke to voters in Wausau
WAUSAU - Mike McCabe wants to see regular people get involved in government. That's why he announced Tuesday he is running to be the Democratic candidate for governor. 

McCabe held a meet and greet in Wausau Wednesday. He said politicians have learned how the system works and how to work the system. 

McCabe told voters that his experience in activism taught him how the system doesn't work for regular people. 

"My life's work has been exposing political corruption and the legal bribery of our elected officials and trying to get regular people a voice and a seat at the table and that's been missing in our politics for a long time," said McCabe.


McCabe wants to take a bottom up approach to fixing problems. He wants to give regular people tools to do more for themselves and each other, rather than catering to the wealthy and hoping their work trickles down.
McCabe is one of five Democrats running in 2018 so far. 

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