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article imageGOP challenger adds Rob Ford to U.S. election attack ad

By Andrew Moran     Dec 2, 2013 in Politics
New York - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has made his debut in American politics. In a New York First District attack ad against Democratic Congressman Tim Bishop, Ford was photo-shopped in an image with President Obama and the incumbent representative.
Although Ford has nothing to do with the New York congressional race whatsoever, former United States Securities and Exchange Commission prosecutor George Demos, the GOP challenger, attempted to tie Bishop, Ford and the president all as the same politicians that the electorate is frustrated with.
“Tired of politicians?” the narrator asked as the 30-second ad shows an altered image of all three politicians. “Then look at George Demos. He’s not a politician. George Demos knows the good guys from the bad.”
The image of Ford is the only mention of him in the remainder of the political advertisement.
Demos is currently vying for the Republican nomination against State Senator Lee Zeldin. Demos ran for the same congressional seat in 2010. The Long Island district remains one of the most important races for the Republican Party this election cycle.
Since Ford admitted to smoking crack-cocaine last month, the embattled chief magistrate has captured international headlines, which led to him making the media rounds on the major news networks in the U.S.
In the last city council meeting, Ford was stripped of most of his mayoral powers. He has vowed to run for re-election in next year’s mayoral race. The latest poll found that one-third of Torontonians would vote for him again, which is a decent number should TTC Chair Karen Stintz, former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader John Tory and New Democratic Party Member of Parliament Olivia Chow all throw their hats in the race.
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