Gubernatorial candidate Mike McCabe was in Eau Claire for a rally at The Plus Wednesday night.
This stop is one of many on his tour of west central Wisconsin. The event gave the public an opportunity to both meet with, and ask the candidate questions. McCabe was more than willing to answer a variety of questions, from his thoughts on Foxconn to the legalization of marijuana.
McCabe told News 18 that although he is running as Democrat, he believes in principles over party and said both parties have made mistakes. He said his goal is to give the government back to the people by inspiring them to get involved in both government and small business.
“Corporate welfare is no way to build a sturdy economy,” McCabe told News 18. “For decades now Wisconsin has tried to make its economy better from the top down by showering tax breaks and state subsidies on a few, with the hopes that some of that will trickle down to the rest of the population.”
McCabe said instead he'd prefer to see the state spend that money on things that will immediately help the Wisconsin middle class -- like living wages, health care, and debt free education.
The candidate's next stop will be Thursday at the Golden Leaf Cafe in Menomonie.