Ford counts on fiscal-minded voters for re-election

Mayor Rob Ford with his pal Alexander Lisi in a screengrab from a video posted to YouTube Tuesday,...

Mayor Rob Ford with his pal Alexander Lisi in a screengrab from a video posted to YouTube Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

Joe Warmington, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:28 AM ET

TORONTO -- Mayor Rob Ford is counting on Torontonians being more concerned about their growing expenses than his occasional late-night antics sneakily caught on cellphones.

"I am going to win this election," he vowed Wednesday night, just as new poll results showed his approval rating was holding at 45%.

He said his opponents can pick apart his personal life "but they can't pick apart my record or agenda."

The question in October's election will be what poison do voters prefer: Massive tax increases, or someone who fights the hikes but is known generate an occasional sideshow?

 


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