Michael McCabe (Democrat) was a candidate for Governor of Wisconsin. McCabe lost the primary on August 14, 2018.
As of his entry into the 2018 gubernatorial election, McCabe was the president of Blue Jean Nation, a nonprofit group he founded in 2015 which describes its mission as "to promote the transformation of democratic institutions that are failing America and reinvigorate our republic through community outreach, civic education and engagement, grassroots organizing, public policy advocacy and social action." Prior to that, McCabe served as president of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign between 1999 and 2014, where he was involved with public relations, long-term planning, and membership initiatives. Before joining the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, McCabe worked for six years as the communications director and legislative liaison at the Madison Metropolitan School District.