Toronto Crack Mayor Rob Ford Somehow Manages To Win An Election
Outgoing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford dropped out of the mayoral election because of health problems but still managed to somehow win a city council election and will remain a city lawmaker.
Earlier this year, Ford, who had a legitimate though unlikely chance to win re-election, dropped out of the mayoral race after being diagnosed with liposarcoma, a rare and aggressive cancer.
His brother, Doug Ford, ran for mayor in his place and lost by a margin of 395,000 to 330,000.
Rob was on the ballot in Toronto’s Ward 2, which is apparently where his base, “Ford Nation,” resides.
Ford won the council seat, capturing 59 percent of the vote despite his long and epic fall from grace.
In May 2013, a video was released showing Ford smoking crack cocaine.
After even more allegations involving drugs, alcohol, and prostitutes surfaced, the city council essentially stripped him of most of his mayoral powers.
Ford remained undeterred, launching an unlikely re-election bid that was cut short by his cancer diagnosis that was announced shortly after a two-month rehab stint.
Ford’s term officially ends on December 1 and he will be replaced by moderate conservative John Tory.