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Rob Ford will run for city council instead of Mayor

Rob Ford will remain in the Toronto election race, this time for councillor in his old Etobicoke North ward. This comes roughly a half hour after the incumbent withdrew from the mayoral race. Family member Michael Ford has withdrawn his candidacy in Ward 2, presumably in favour of giving the elder Ford back his council seat, which polls indicated he is far more likely to win than the mayoralty.

The race for Ward 2 has been tight since Doug Ford announced that he would not seek reelection, but the presence of longtime councillor will surely change the entire landscape of the race. One doubts, however, that Ford is a shoe-in given the uncertainty surrounding his health. Ford awaits the results from a biopsy, which are expect within a week.


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