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McCabe joins crowded Democratic field for Wisconsin governor

Longtime Wisconsin political activist Mike McCabe joined the increasingly crowded Democratic field for governor on Tuesday, casting himself as an outsider from the left who will shake up the establishment.

McCabe, 56, said in an interview that as governor he would restore collective bargaining rights lost under Republican Gov. Scott Walker, push for a public option state-run health insurance program for all and advocate for as close to a $15 minimum wage as possible. McCabe said he's also for high-speed internet access everywhere and increased job training.

McCabe was launching his campaign on the farm in Clark County, in between Wausau and Eau Claire in central Wisconsin,...

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