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2015 Book Festival Author
Mike McCabe

Mike McCabe's book Blue Jeans in High Places: the Coming Makeover of American Politics has been called both a hunt for lost political treasure and a how-to guide for nursing American democracy back to health. The book details how our political culture has become diseased while at the same time dispelling the cynical view that politics has always been like it is today and always will be. And it prescribes a groundbreaking cure.

McCabe's experiences include a background in farming, journalism, political science, and nonprofit leadership. He is the former executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, a nonpartisan watchdog group that tracks the money in state politics, exposes government corruption and works for reforms that make people matter more than money in politics.

His efforts have attracted the attention of national news networks including ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and NPR, as well as newspapers including The New York Times and Washington Post.

Among the many media organizations citing McCabe’s work or quoting him in their stories are national news services such as The Associated Press, Bloomberg News, McClatchy and Reuters, as well as online news sites such as Slate.com and Huffington Post.

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