Rob Ford Officially Running for Re-Election

He files paperwork, promises 'Ford More Years'

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 2, 2014 10:06 AM CST

(Newser) – Good news, comedy fans: Rob Ford is officially running for reelection. Registration opened today for Toronto's 2014 mayoral election, and the unrepentant incumbent was the first major candidate to submit his paperwork, the Toronto Star reports. His slogan: "Ford more years." Yes, really.

When asked how voters could trust him in the wake of his crack smoking scandal, Ford said, "My track record speaks for itself. If you want to get personal that's fine. I'm sticking to my record, and talk is cheap." He then cited various accomplishments that, according to the Star, "were exaggerations or simply untrue." For example, he claimed he had saved the city "a billion dollars" (which is hundreds of millions off), and that he had the best attendance record on the council (he's actually below average).

In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, file photo, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford arrives for a news conference at City Hall in Toronto.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young, File)
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford attends the New Year's Eve celebrations at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Mark Blinch)
In this Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 file photo, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford holds a bobblehead doll depicting him at Toronto City Hall.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)
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