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Rob Ford, Whose Antics Marred Time as Toronto Mayor, Wants Job Back in 2018

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leaves his office at city hall on his first day back to work after taking part in a rehab program June 30, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Brett Gundlock/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 07 Jan 2016 04:02 PM

Rob Ford, the former mayor of Toronto who admitted two years ago to smoking crack while in a "drunken stupor," is interested in serving as mayor again in 2018.

He tweeted as much during an impromptu Q&A online Wednesday.


The Guardian U.K. contacted Ford's office to make sure the tweet was legitimate. It was, but his reps offered up no further details on his future plans to serve the public.

It's unclear to what degree Ford's dramatic personal life and history could hurt his chances in another election. During his years as Toronto's mayor, it emerged that he had smoked crack, threatened someone's life, and was once reportedly spotted urinating behind a public school, according to The Guardian.

He refused to resign and was instead virtually stripped of his powers. After registering to run again for mayor in 2014, he spent time in a drug rehab facility and was ultimately forced to withdraw from the mayoral race after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

In October 2014, he was elected to represent Ward 2 as a city councillor and currently serves in that position.

Even the idea of Ford running for mayor again brought out the drama on Twitter.





Ford opened up about his past struggles to The Toronto Sun this week, saying that he's still not 100-percent sure he smoked crack cocaine. He was so out of it at the time from his addictions, he was unaware of what he was doing, he said.

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