CP24's Katie Simpson, reporting on the race for mayor of Toronto, tweets three of the better bids for virality I've ever seen from a campaign. (Photos are courtesy her colleague Ken Enlow.)
None of the candidates is really running for mayor, and the advertisement is for No Ford Nation, a site registered just three weeks ago. (Ford Nation, it goes without saying, is the popular nickname for the following Ford has built out from his base in Etobicoke.)
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