Rob Ford quits Toronto mayor's race after being hospitalised

September 13, 2014 2:52 AM

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Rob Ford quits Toronto mayor's race after being hospitalised

Just days after he was hospitalised with a tumour near his abdomen, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford announced on Friday that he was dropping out of the city's mayoral election and would run instead for the city's Ward 2 councillor seat.

Ford's name was on a list of withdrawn mayoral candidates Friday morning, according to city election records, bringing to a close one part of a tumultuous saga that has included revelations that the firebrand executive struggled with substance abuse problems and sometimes mingled with criminals. For...

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