Toronto Mayor Rob Ford launching YouTube show

Rob Ford

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother, a city councilor, are launching a YouTube series called “Ford Nation”

Ford asks people to “please judge me on my record, not my personal life” in a preview posted Thursday.

Ford last year made international headlines when he admitted to having smoked crack cocaine while in a drunken stupor. He’s drawn attention for repeated erratic behavior, but he has resisted pressure to step down and is seeking re-election.

A news release from Ford’s office says the show will debut Feb. 10 and it encourages “everyone to subscribe to their new channel and hear from them, directly and unfiltered.”

Last November the tabloid Sun News Network cancelled the “Ford Nation” television show after only one episode. A radio show was also canceled.

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