After coming in second in the 2014 mayoral race, Doug Ford may soon find another use for his campaign headquarters in north Etobicoke.
Ford confirms to AM640 that he is not ruling out running to be the leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives. “I’d always consider it,” said Ford. “I feel we need to transform the PC party, they’ve lost their way.”
“I think we need to make some tremendous changes from the PC President all the way through out that PC Party.”
Ford says the same people have been involved in the party since his father, Doug Ford Sr. was an MPP. “We’re never gonna win an election again if we keep with the same mentality.”
Tim Hudak stepped down as PC leader after the party’s disappointing results in the June 2014 provincial election.
MPP’s Lisa MacLeod, Christine Elliott, Vic Fedeli, and Monte McNaughton have already jumped in the leadership race to replace him, along with Conservative MP Patrick Brown.
Deadline for nominations in January 30, 2015. Ford says he’ll take “the next little while” and speak with his family and his team before making a decision.
Voting will take place May 3 and 7 and the new leader will be named on Saturday, May 9.
Doug Ford is considering running for the Progressive Conservative leadership, saying he’s the only candidate with the chops to beat Premiere Kathleen Wynne. “I can honestly say I wouldn’t rule that out right now. I’m going to spend some time with the team at our company and my family and see where we go from here.”
Do you think he could be a successful PC leader? Do you think they could win if he was the leader?