Madison Mayor Paul Soglin isn't shy about his negatives.

Citing a poll his campaign commissioned from the Democratic firm FM3 Research, Soglin says when voters hear about the things he expects opponents will use to attack him, they like him even more. At 73, he's the oldest candidate in the race. He's a "tax-and-spend-liberal." As a college student, he led protests against the Vietnam War. And in 1975, he gave the key to the city of Madison to former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

Soglin recently sat down with Cap Times political reporter Jessie Opoien to discuss his "supper club campaign" for governor, his career as mayor and the time he hung out with The Lovin' Spoonful. 

You can read the Cap Times' other coverage of Soglin's campaign here: 

Next week, we'll check in with state Rep. Dana Wachs, an Eau Claire Democrat running for governor. 

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