Paul Soglin at campaign party

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin applauds supporters and campaign staff during a party celebrating his win in the 2015 mayoral primary.

STATE JOURNAL ARCHIVES

A self-proclaimed supporter of Democratic Madison Mayor Paul Soglin’s run for governor said he bought a couple of internet domain names with the intention of donating them.

But now he’s asking $30,000 each for soglinforgovernor.com and soglin2018.com. And he’d also love a job interview.

Emails obtained by The Associated Press show Matt Dexter initially promised to donate the domain names to Soglin’s campaign.

Then Dexter asked for a job interview.

Soglin’s campaign manager, Melissa Mulliken, told Dexter in an email Monday that he was holding the website addresses “hostage” and she will not interview him as a “quid pro quo to get the domains.”

Dexter did not return a message seeking comment Tuesday.

Soglin also won’t have use of paulsoglin.com when he launches his campaign this week.

The Wisconsin Republican Party purchased that one.

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