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Toronto Mayor In Crisis; Some Backers Stay Loyal

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November 16, 2013 AT 12:29 PM
When Rob Ford was elected mayor of Toronto in 2010, his bluster and checkered past were widely known. A plurality of voters backed him anyway, eager to shake things up at a City Hall they viewed as elitist and wasteful. Those voters — many from Toronto's conservative-leaning outer neighborhoods — got their wish, and perhaps more turmoil than they expected. Now the loyalty of the mayor's constituency, known as Ford Nation, is being tested as he faces pressure to resign following revelations about his drinking problems and illegal drug use.