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McCabe Barnstorming Continues in Northern Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Commoners for Mike McCabe, Christine Welcher   
Friday, 03 November 2017 16:14

wiPrinciple over Party campaign continues to make its way around the state, in Rice Lake, Minong, Ashland, and Superior.

RICE LAKE, NOVEMBER 2, 2017 - Mike McCabe's Principle over Party campaign continues to make its way around the state, this time focusing on Northern Wisconsin. The events will be a mix of Meet & Greets and Town Hall style forums with plenty of Q&A time from audiences.

Mike's goal is to inspire and engage people from all over the state to get back into the driver's seat. Democracy is not a spectator sport. Mike's message continues to explain and educate why this campaign must be People Powered and Crowd Funded if it is to succeed.

Stops include:
November 2nd – Supporter Home – Meet & Greet (Potluck)     2181 18 3/8 Ave. (Meadow Creek Lane)| Rice Lake | WI |54868     5 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
November 3rd - Long Branch Saloon – Meet & Greet (Food & Music!)     301 5th Ave. E. | Minong | WI | 54859     5:30 P. M. to 7:30 P.M
November 4th - The Bohemian Hall – Meet & Greet (Coffee & Donuts)     317 11th Ave. E. | Ashland | WI |54806     10:00 A.M. to Noon
November 4th -  Thirsty Pagan Brewing        1623 Broadway St. | Superior | WI |54880         4:00 P.M. to 5:30 P. M.

mike-mccabeMike is a proud independent who spent decades at the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign tracking the large political donations (legal bribes) that Wisconsin candidates receive, and advocating for policies to remove the corrupting influence of big money from our elections.

Mike understands that both major political parties have forgotten the people and bend to the interests of the rich donors. But, like Bernie Sanders, he is running in the Democratic primary because he recognizes that our political system is rigged against us. It's time to return the party, the government, and the system to the people.

Now, at this crucial moment for American democracy, Mike McCabe has decided to run for governor so he can directly implement the changes that Wisconsin so badly needs.

For more information on the campaign visit: .

State Party Gives McCabe Campaign The Bernie Treatment PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Commoners for Mike McCabe, Christine Welcher   
Friday, 03 November 2017 12:21

hillary-bernieIndependent candidate for Governor Mike McCabe's campaign says Democratic Party of Wisconsin denies access to voter data system sold to other candidates, making the same mistake DNC made in 2016.

MADISON, WI  - The Democratic Party of Wisconsin first ignored and later refused requests from governor candidate Mike McCabe’s campaign for access to the party’s member list and statewide voter list, acting in a manner reminiscent of how the Democratic National Committee worked behind the scenes to favor the party’s eventual 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and disadvantage fellow candidate Bernie Sanders.

To facilitate contact between voters and the party’s candidates, McCabe believes the state party should provide all candidates running in the primary with the lists at no charge, which the DPW refuses to do. McCabe’s campaign sought to purchase the lists and was turned down. He is the only candidate entered to run in the Democratic primary to be denied access to the lists.

mike-mccabeHaving worked for decades as an independent government watchdog and reform advocate, McCabe has not belonged to any political party. But he has registered to run for governor as a Democrat.

DPW officials have repeatedly said the party wants a fair and open primary and would not play favorites in the race, McCabe’s campaign manager Christine Welcher said.

“Privately, party leaders clearly are playing favorites. By denying help to one that is given to the others, they are putting their thumb on the scale, which is exactly what they promised not to do. DPW is making the same mistake the DNC made in 2016. They apparently haven’t learned a thing from what just happened last year,” Welcher said, adding that the state party has granted access to its voter list, known as the Voter Activation Network (VAN), to nonprofit advocacy groups not affiliated with the party while denying access to McCabe’s campaign.

“We will find other ways to reach voters. Getting the party lists wouldn’t make our campaign, and being denied the lists won’t break our campaign,” Welcher said.

New Poll Shows Scott Walker Losing in 2018, Matt Flynn Responds PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Forward with Flynn, Bryan Kennedy   
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 16:41

scott-walkerFlynn says he would be the best candidate to unseat Walker.

MADISON - Public Policy Polling released the results of a recent statewide poll showing a Democrat defeating Governor Scott Walker in 2018 with 48% of the vote to Walker’s projected 43%. 

Said leading candidate Matt Flynn, "I would be the best candidate to unseat Walker."

The poll, conducted October 17-18, also showed Wisconsin voters in lock step with a number of issues on which Flynn has taken a firm stand. 

Flynn has repeatedly called the disastrous Foxconn deal a scam, and 49% of those polled said it was nothing more than a political stunt to help Walker win next November. Only 38% thought Walker had Wisconsin's best interests at heart. 

matt-flynnRemarked Flynn, "I've said it before and I'll say it again: the Foxconn deal is corrupt capitalism. It's corporate welfare at its worst. It will degrade our local water quality, up to half the jobs created will be from Illinois, and the $3 billion price tag mostly benefits the corporation's foreign owners. We should call it what it is, the Foxconn Con."

"As Wisconsin's next Governor I will work to bring good jobs with high wages to all 72 counties of this state, without taxpayer-funded boondoggles for foreign executives," stated Flynn, when asked what he would do as governor. "It's time we had a leader in Madison who put the people of Wisconsin first -- not his own political ambitions."

In a poll conducted in Milwaukee and reported in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel in August, two months before Flynn had announced his candidacy, Flynn led the field with 17% of the projected vote in a Democratic primary. Paul Soglin, who has not announced he is running, received 16% support and Tony Evers received 14%. The rest were too low to mention. Since his announcement, Flynn has received increasingly strong support around the state.

The primary election for governor is on August 14, 2018.


Matt Flynn is a Navy veteran, attorney, and former Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. He attended law school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Any earlier version of this press release mistakenly stated that Soglin announced he was not running for Governor. He has not made an announcement that he is running or not running.

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