Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

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TORONTO (AP) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has withdrawn his re-election bid for mayor as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen and his brother has registered to run his in place.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.


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