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Jose Canseco wants to run for mayor of Toronto

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10:44 AM ET 01.06 | Is Jose Canseco on deck to become Toronto's next mayor? The former Blue Jays slugger would like to think so after he announced his intentions to run for office via Twitter on Friday if Toronto mayor Rob Ford is booted from office. Uhh, yeah. Not going to happen, buddy. While Ford is fighting in court to keep his job -- he's appealing a ruling that he violated conflict-of-interest laws -- Canseco legally can't become mayor. In order to run, you must be a Canadian citizen -- Canseco isn't -- and either be a resident or own property in Toronto. Despite the legal hurdles, Canseco appears undeterred. "Got some good news on the citizen thing hope to announce in a few days," he tweeted to his 487,000-plus followers Friday. Meanwhile, Canseco has apparently started drawing up a campaign platform.

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January 6, 2013  10:58 AM ET

The City Will Run On 'Juice', Bro?

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January 6, 2013  11:13 AM ET

This guy gives tools everywhere a worse name than most of them deserve.

January 6, 2013  11:14 AM ET

Why does anyone even know what he tweets?

January 6, 2013  11:16 AM ET

He has nearly half a million followers?

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January 6, 2013  11:43 AM ET

Could happen, I have a lot of Crazy Canadian Friends!!! They actually skate on frozen lakes and ponds!!!

January 6, 2013  11:45 AM ET

This sounds about as well thought-out as some of his other escapades.

January 6, 2013  12:03 PM ET

If Jesse Ventura can be Governor of Minnesota why not Canseco as Mayor.

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January 6, 2013  01:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He has nearly half a million followers?

It's a sad commentary on the human condition if it's true.

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January 6, 2013  05:51 PM ET

Ja hey der, and KenoshMark wants to manage the Cubbies.

January 7, 2013  07:33 AM ET

Hmmm, seems like a legit story to me... next.

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January 7, 2013  03:49 PM ET

JOSE CANADA...MY HOME AND NATIVE LAND

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