Mayor Soglin to Foxconn: Consider Oscar Mayer site in Madison

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Madison Mayor Paul Soglin said Thursday he is recommending Taiwanese electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn take over the shuttered Oscar Mayer site or either of two undeveloped sites on the city’s edges for what is believed to be a possible medical-related facility. > Wisconsin State Journal

Soglin launches program offering up to $1,000 bounty for guns used or hoarded illegally


Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced the program Tuesday, saying, “Our city cannot control who carries, buys, or sells a firearm”, adding the city is “not pleased” the GOP-led Legislature has loosened rules for gun ownership in Wisconsin. “But we can try and retrieve these firearms and have them lead us to the perpetrators.” > Wisconsin State Journal

Letter writer predicts Walker ad that uses naked bike ride against Soglin


Madison man writes to the editor: “I’m prepared to wager that the content of Gov. Walker’s first statewide television campaign ad will contain video clips of the naked bike ride interspersed with clips of children on a playground and parishioners leaving church.” > Wisconsin State Journal, with cartoon caption-writing contest here.

Zweifel: Walker’s dissing of Soglin and Madison rings hollow


Walker might be wise to not underestimate the Madison mayor. Yes, Paul Soglin was an anti-war student radical 50 years ago. But Soglin has always been known as a capable and talented administrator able to bring the pieces together to make the wheels of government turn. > The Cap Times

Wisconsin’s Bernie Sanders? Those close to Soglin optimistic about governor run


In December, Soglin said he had “no interest” in challenging Gov. Walker in a likely third-term race. But Soglin said last week he has reconsidered: “I’m just convinced right now that Wisconsin is looking for someone with the experience … who knows how to build an economy,” Soglin said. “I’ve done that.” > Journal Times

Who will run? List of potential Dem challengers for Walker grows

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At least seven Democrats said at last weekend’s state convention that they were thinking about challenging Gov. Scott Walker in next year’s election. All of them mingled with convention delegates, though none wanted to publicly announce their intentions. One handed out a business card that read, “Considering a run for governor.” > FOX6 Milwaukee