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article imageToronto mayoral candidate Rocco Rossi could end bid for mayor

By Andrew Moran     Sep 30, 2010 in Politics
Toronto - Advisors to Rocco Rossi's Toronto mayoral campaign are suggesting that he drop out if the next poll doesn't show an increase in his support. Fellow candidate, Sarah Thomson, dropped out last week and threw her support to George Smitherman.
Rocco Rossi is waiting to see if Thomson’s exit from the campaign has increased his numbers in the polls. If not, then advisors are suggesting that he end his campaign for mayor. The latest polls show that Rossi is in last place.
However, according to the National Post, Rossi insists that the Smitherman-Thomson alliance is a “net positive” for his campaign: “Now clearly we only have one true outsider candidate from a business perspective to bring a new agenda to City Hall versus three career politicians, who quite frankly don’t represent real change and don’t have viable plans to move us forward.”
Prior to Thomson’s exit from the mayoral race, there had been reports that Thomson was going to throw her support behind Rossi’s campaign but eventually endorsed Smitherman and urged her supporters to vote for him on Oct. 25.
“She’s made her own choice and that’s her right. I’ll continue to work as hard as I can to provide real change.” Rossi added that he will get a “significant chunk” of Thomson voters on Election Day despite her support for Smitherman.
Nevertheless, some advisors to Rossi’s campaign, reports the Toronto Star, say he still has a real chance of winning, such as campaign spokesperson, John Capobianco: “Rocco has every intention of continuing — he’s in this race until the end, for the city of Toronto.”
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