Defeated in the mayoral race, now Doug Ford wants Tim Hudak’s job

Defeated in the mayoral race, now Doug Ford wants Tim Hudak’s job

In the lead-up to the mayoral election, Doug Ford suggested that he’d leave politics if he couldn’t convince voters to to hand him his brother’s crown. Now, though, with the election over and the Ford dynasty in shambles, he seems to have changed his mind. The Globe reports that Ford is openly musing about running for leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives—a job vacated by Tim Hudak after he led the party to a humiliating defeat in this year’s provincial election. It’s true that Ford has some reason to be confident in his electability (he finished second in a hotly contested citywide race, after all), but to win the leadership he’d have to gain the support of PC insiders, who may be reluctant to make the famously abrasive councillor their party’s public face.