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Doug Ford Says He Will Run For Toronto Mayor To Continue Brother's Legacy

He ran and lost in 2014.

09/08/2017 22:59 EDT | Updated 09/08/2017 23:03 EDT
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Former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford announces his book at a news conference in Toronto, on Sept. 13, 2016.

TORONTO — Former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford says he will be running for mayor in the 2018 municipal election.

Ford made the announcement Friday night during his family's annual Ford Fest barbecue in Toronto, saying he is entering the next election to continue his late brother's legacy.

Live from #FordFest. Announcement to come.

Posted by FordNation on Friday, September 8, 2017

His last run for the position came in September 2014 when his Rob Ford withdrew from the election after he was diagnosed with a tumour in his abdomen.

The former Toronto mayor — who earned international headlines in light of his admitted crack cocaine use, alcohol abuse and lewd comments — died almost two years later.

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Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, right, speaks with his brother, Coun. Doug Ford, during a city council meeting on Nov. 15, 2013.

Doug lost the 2014 election to Toronto's current mayor, John Tory.

In his announcement Friday, Doug says is No. 1 job as mayor would be to save Toronto taxpayers money.

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