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article imageGlen Murray drops out of Ontario Liberal leadership race

By Andrew Moran     Jan 10, 2013 in Politics
Toronto - Glen Murray, a former Winnipeg Mayor and Cabinet Minister, announced Thursday that he is ending his bid for the Ontario Liberal leadership nomination. Instead, he will be endorsing frontrunner Kathleen Wynne.
Former Transportation Minister Wynne has received a big boost in her quest to replace exiting Premier Dalton McGuinty as a rival has endorsed her candidacy. Murray, who was elected in a 2010 byelection in Toronto-Centre, announced he is dropping out of the race in order to endorse her, according to the Canadian Press.
During the press conference in Toronto on Thursday, Murray noted that Wynne “is the best person to serve as Premier of Ontario” and that they both share “many of the same values.”
Kathleen Wynne is the Premier of Ontario
Kathleen Wynne is the Premier of Ontario
“Thank you all of my supporters. The race has been great. I'm looking forward 2 helping @Kathleen_Wynne become the next Premier of Ontario,” Murray tweeted shortly after the media event.
Murray stated during the final debate among the leadership candidates that he didn’t have enough money and couldn’t even afford another campaign pamphlet. He made the admission that he “tapped out every friend.”
With Murray’s exit from the race, six candidates remain: Eric Hoskins, Gerard Kennedy, Sandra Pupatello, Charles Sousa, Harinder Takhar and Wynne. The Liberal delegates will be selected next week.
Kennedy and Wynne remain the two top candidates in the pursuit to become the province’s next premier.
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