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BREAKING: A different Rob Ford resigns


The WCSC report on Rob Ford.

Brace yourself, world: At long last, the other shoe finally dropped moments ago with the announcement Rob Ford is quitting amid allegations of ethical violations.

Except it's the other other shoe -- an alternate-universe Rob Ford, who hails not from Toronto but from South Carolina.

The gory details, which have nothing to do with smoking crack or saying "anything else?" like a broken record, are here in this breaking news report from Live 5 WCSC in Columbia.

"State Sen. Robert Ford has submitted a letter of resignation Friday morning while a State Ethics Committee continues to investigate whether or not he improperly used campaign funds."

Mitch Potter is the Star's Washington Bureau Chief, his third foreign posting after previous assignments to London and Jerusalem. Potter led the Toronto Star’s coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he won a 2006 National Newspaper Award for his reportage. His dispatches include datelines from 33 countries since 2000. Follow him on Twitter: @MPwrites



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