Sep 12, 2014 12:44 PM by News Staff
TORONTO (AP) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has withdrawn his re-election bid for mayor as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen and his brother has registered to run his in place.
The city clerk's office says Rob Ford will instead seek a seat on the City Council, after a nephew withdrew his candidacy.
Doug Ford, a city councilor who had been the mayor's campaign manager, submitted his registration papers to run for mayor in his brother's place.
The announcement ended a campaign that Rob Ford had pursued despite persistent calls for him to quit amid drug and alcohol scandals.