POLITICS

Rob Ford's Re-Election Strategy Includes Trips To The Bar (VIDEO)

02/25/2014 09:54 EST | Updated 02/27/2014 04:59 EST

Heeeeeere's Robbie, again.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford walked into a bar during Canada’s gold medal game in men’s hockey on Sunday and was greeted with rapturous cheers.

In a video uploaded to YouTube on Monday, Ford is seen at Real Sports Bar shaking hands with hockey fans and giving props to the cameraman. It was “the experience of a lifetime,” according to YouTube user Christopher Evans.

“We ended up making it into Real Sports Bar, met lots of great people, got front and center to watch the game, got served drinks at 7 AM, and got to celebrate with Mayor Rob Ford,” Evans wrote in the video’s description.

At the 2:33 mark in the video, bar patrons peel their attention away from the game to chant, “Ford! Ford! Ford! Ford!” Despite the controversy around Ford's alcohol and drug use, sightings of the mayor at bars are not unusual. The night before, he was spotted at the DJ booth, spinning tracks at an entertainment district bar.

Earlier this month, Ford attended a birthday party in Toronto’s club district, drinking water and mingling with the crowd. According to The Globe And Mail, it’s suggestive of a re-election strategy the Ford camp is using to leverage his popularity among young voters.

“They’re old enough to go to a bar, they’re old enough to vote,” explained Councillor Doug Ford.

Torontonians head to the polls on Oct. 27.

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