Rob Ford Dropping Out of Toronto Mayoral Race, But Don’t Worry: His Brother Doug May Run Instead

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leaves his office at city hall in Toronto on June 30, 2014 amid a crush of cameras. The crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford returned to work more popular than ever after a stint in rehab for his internationally publicized alcohol and drug abuse.
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Rob Ford is officially dropping out of the race for mayor in Toronto, according to the Globe and Mail. The news comes two days after Ford was hospitalized for an abdominal tumor.

But don’t fret! Ford’s brother Doug is running in his place — that is, if he can get his paperwork all squared away first.

Michael Ford, Rob’s nephew, has dropped out of the race for city council in Ward 2, and there are rumors Rob Ford may run for that position instead.

Update: Looks like it’s official.

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Rob Ford Withdraws From Toronto Mayoral Race