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Rob Ford quits Toronto mayor's race but plans to run for City Council

Rob Ford quits Toronto mayor's race but plans to run for City Council

Through scandal, humiliation and public outrage, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has never eased up on his belligerent counteroffensive. He denied for months last year that a video reportedly showing him smoking crack cocaine could exist, until police recovered it in a raid in November and he was forced to concede that it must have happened “during one of my drunken stupors.” The portly, profanity-spewing mayor of Canada's biggest city didn't even attempt to dispute the authenticity of another video that surfaced a few weeks later showing him ranting and wildly gesticulating as he threatened to kill someone. Transcripts of wiretapped phone calls released by authorities...

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