May 26, 2013
By Bob Sheppard
Toronto’s embattled mayor says he’s moving forward from the drug allegations that have dogged him for more than a week and is vowing to seek re-election.
On his weekly radio show, Rob Ford said he can’t wait to put his name on the ballot for next year’s municipal race.
He repeated that the accusations against him are false and bitterly attacked the media for the way the story has been covered.
The Toronto Star and gossip website Gawker reported earlier this month that they viewed a cellphone video that appears to show the mayor smoking crack cocaine.
Ford, who hosts the radio show with his brother Councillor Doug Ford, boasted of his record in cutting fat at city hall.
It’s the first time the brothers have put on the show since becoming engulfed in a drug scandal that has attracted international media attention and inspired late-night TV jokes.