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article imageToronto Mayor Rob Ford files for re-election first day possible

By Marcus Hondro     Jan 2, 2014 in Politics
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who lied about smoking crack cocaine and then admitted he'd done so in a "drunken stupor," filed for re-election today (Thursday, Jan. 2). It was the first day of registration. His brother Doug will be his campaign manager.
“It is going to get nasty, there's no doubt," Doug Ford, a city Councillor, told media. "it’s already started, but we’re going to stand on our fiscal record.
"Rob Ford is the only politician that I can remember that’s done what he’s said he’s going to do," Doug added. "That’s a rarity in politics and we’re going to keep moving the city forward.”
Rob Ford: admitted smoking crack
Ford admitted smoking crack cocaine but only after a great deal of evidence was produced that showed he had. He was shown smoking crack on a video he denied existed and yet tried to buy back, reports saying he offered $5,000 to obtain it from alleged drug dealers. The police now have the video but Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair has declined to say whether Ford is under any investigation.
Other incidents that proved embarrassing to Ford included comments he made pertaining to how frequently he performs oral sex on his wife and potentially libelous remarks he made about a Toronto Star reporter, remarks he later withdrew in a public apology.
The municipal election takes place Oct. 27th and the final day to register as a candidate for mayor is September 12. Ford has been in effect stripped of his powers by Council since his admission of smoking crack.
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