Rob Ford withdraws from Toronto mayor’s race

Mayor Rob Ford has ended his re-election bid but his brother, Councillor Doug Ford, wants to replace him

Mayor Rob Ford (Open Rob Ford’s policard) has ended his re-election bid but his brother, Councillor Doug Ford (Open Doug Ford’s policard), is replacing him in the Toronto mayoral race.

Rob Ford’s withdrawal came just before 1 p.m. After some problems with paperwork, Doug Ford was confirmed as mayoral candidate after 1 p.m.

Rob Ford is now candidate for Ward 2 Etobicoke North, the seat he held from 2000 until 2010. It is expected that the Fords’ nephew, Michael Ford, will withdraw as a council candidate in that ward.

Rob Ford was polling, after a chaotic, scandal-filled term, in second place, behind John Tory but ahead of Olivia Chow, when stomach pain sent him to the hospital Wednesday.

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