Toronto mayor Rob Ford files re-election papers
It's official: Rob Ford is running for the top spot in Toronto city politics one more time.
Today (January 2), the current mayor of Hogtown stopped in at the election services office at Toronto’s City Hall to hand in his nomination papers for his second mayoral run, arriving even before the office opened at 8:30 a.m.
The electoral office will accept nominations for the position until September 12.
With his registration now official, Ford can start fundraising and spending money on his campaign; in Toronto, a mayoral candidate can spend up to $1,305,066.65 during the campaign period.
Ford first ran for mayor in 2010, promising to stop the gravy train at city hall and reign in spending.
The planned slogan for his 2014 run is “Ford more years.”
“I’ve got the strongest track record," Ford later told reporters at City Hall. "I’ve been the best mayor that this city’s ever had. My record speaks for itself."
Torontonians head to the polls on October 27.