Yesterday, it was rumored that Rob Ford, mayor of Toronto and party boy extraordinaire, would most likely be running for re-election this year. Now it's official: Ford '14 is happening.
According to the Associated Press, Ford was the very first person at City Hall this morning, throwing his name in the hat for re-election once more.
Just filed my paperwork for the 2014 election. Vote on October 27th pic.twitter.com/Gxk9k7XLrE— Mayor Rob Ford (@TOMayorFord) January 2, 2014
He also reportedly paid his $200 nomination fee in cash like a boss and apparently referred to himself as the best mayor the city has ever had while dismissing his critics: "I’m sticking to my record, and talk is cheap. You’re going to see action like you’ve never seen before," he told reporters. That's a polite "fuck you" to everyone praying for his downfall.
The Washington Post notes that while 62 percent of Toronto residents said they would not vote for Ford after he finally admitted to smoking crack in November, candidates only have to score the plurality of the vote, so he could still pull off a victory. People love train wrecks, so it isn't inconceivable.
Campaign season is about to heat up like, well, crack on a stove.
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