10/28/2013 05:08 EDT | Updated 12/28/2013 05:12 EST

Rob Ford Looks Ahead To 2014 Election

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TORONTO, ON - MAY 28 - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks to media about MetroLinks at a presser and refuses to answer any questions about the drug scandal at City Hall in Toronto on May 28, 2013 (Vince Talotta/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is predicting next year’s municipal election will be a "bloodbath," with Coun. Karen Stintz now officially in the race.

"If the benches clear, the benches clear. And the gloves come off," he said in one of several hockey metaphors.

Ford made the comments as he unveiled what he calls "haunted house" — his office adorned with Halloween decorations.

Stintz announced she would contest Ford for mayor on Sunday, 364 days before the vote.

With Stintz and Ford, there are three people seeking the mayoralty. Former Scarborough councillor and budget chief David Soknacki is also running.   

Click on the above video to watch Ford’s comments in full.

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