The word is out in progressive circles that Paul Soglin is exploring the idea of another run against Mayor Dave Cieslewicz.
Soglin, who lost to Cieslewicz in 2003, has become increasingly disgruntled with the mayor's handling of a number of issues, including the Edgewater redevelopment, the Overture debt and snow plowing.
The two-time Madison mayor has not masked his disappointment with the current direction of city policy. He recently held a forum for UW grad students called "Democracy and the Edgewater," in which he harshly criticized the process with which downtown hotel obtained $16 million in TIF from the city. In lectures and on his blog he is also critical of the decisions current city leadership has made with regards to the Overture and the delivery of basic city services.
Soglin says he does not wish to comment on the rumors.