Rob Ford drops out of Toronto mayoral race

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TORONTO, CANADA - Toronto's mayor Rob Ford is finally quitting; not what you're thinking.  He's backing out from his re-election campaign.  On Friday, Ford said, "Now I could be facing a battle of my lifetime.  I know I need to focus on getting better."

The decision comes after Ford's hospitalization this week for a tumor in his abdomen.

Dr. Zane Cohen with Mount Sinai Hospital says, "He is resting comfortably.  He has some pain.  We are giving him some pain medication."

So far, doctors have not said if the tumor will get any worse, but they expect to have biopsy results in about a week.

Rob's older brother, Doug Ford, is running as his replacement in the mayor's race. Though Rob Ford is not running for mayor, he still plans to race anyway; for a seat on Toronto's city council.  Wonder if being mayor is the only thing he'll ever quit.

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