Quirky new Toronto ad campaign promises bad behavior, just not ‘Rob Ford’ bad

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A group attempting to unseat Toronto Mayor Rob Mayor after a year marked by his outlandish behavior and confessions of crack use has launched a novel ad campaign pitting kinda-bad behavior against the current mayor’s.

Touting a candidate named “Jeff McElroy,” NoFordNation.com’s new ad says, “He promises to just smoke pot as mayor. Not crack. Anyone’s better than Rob Ford.”

A long-haired, mustachioed Mr. McElroy looks off into the distance on the new ad, which quickly circulated around the Internet.

A second ad claims the current mayor threatens to kill people and get publicly drunk, but candidate “Ray Faranzi” says that, if elected, “I promise I will just get publicly drunk.”

The No Ford Nation says its goal is to “ensure that the next mayor is a genuine leader that can properly represent Toronto. It’s up to voters to choose someone fit for the job.”

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