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Rob Ford Elected to Toronto City Council as Brother Loses Mayor's Race

The city's scandal-ridden retiring mayor was elected to the City Council, however.
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Doug Ford, the almost equally colorful brother of blustery, crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, lost his bid to succeed his brother in the city's top job Monday night — but the scandal-ridden mayor was elected to the City Council.

Rob Ford bowed out of the race after being diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer, and he tapped Doug Ford, who was his campaign manager, to run in his place. Conservative John Tory won the election, however, with about 40 percent of the vote to Ford's 34 percent. Rob Ford — despite having admitted smoking crack, driving drunk, boozing on the job and other misdeeds — easily won election to the City Council in his home district; the election came between two rounds of chemotherapy to shrink the tumor in his abdomen.


— Tracy Connor and M. Alex Johnson