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UPDATED: Bratina will he or won’t run again?

In March, Bob Bratina announced he won’t seek re-election, but in July, he opened the door to a possible second run at the job.   See that will-he-or-won’t-he story here on thespec.com
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The Spectator’s Andrew Dreschel reported in Friday’s column that Bob Bratina does not plan to run again as mayor of Hamilton., and that he will seek a Liberal nomination instead.   Bratina confirmed after the column appeared that he will not stand again for election as mayor.

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Read the story update to Dreschel’s column, here.

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By Andrew Dreschel

Speculation continues to swirl about Mayor Bob Bratina’s political future.

Adding fuel to the fire, an influential Liberal insider says Bratina is preparing to announce he won’t seek re-election as mayor but instead will run for the federal Liberals.

The source, who asked not to be identified, says Bratina soon plans to publicly reveal he intends to seek the Liberal nomination in the inner-city riding of Hamilton Centre, currently held by New Democrat MP David Christopherson.

Read the rest of Andrew Dreschel’s column at thespec.com

adreschel@thespec.com 905-526-3495

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8 Responses to “UPDATED: Bratina will he or won’t run again?”
  1. Best of everything to you Brother Bob!
    You in Hamilton-Centre and Liberal Leader Brother Justin Trudeau have our vote!
    Be well and prosper in whatever you do!

  2. larry says:

    thank god he is not running this city again seen him at main and john waiting for a bus I said hi bob he said hi back an older woman wanted to shake his hand he was a jerk to her

  3. Bonjour and hello to all city of Hamilton members, citizens, residences and visitors. My name is Ricky Tavares and I will be your mayor of Hamilton Ontario Canada in the near future. I was born here in city of Hamilton at St.Josephs hospital. I am here to announce now and to make this statement very public now that I will be the first mayor in Canada willing and proud to work for a minimum wage salary. I love Hamilton and I must protect our city. My colleagues, financial advisors and I have a 5 year plan to implement and generate 1 trillion dollars into the Hamilton city hall building within the next 5 years. I am sorry to announce now that I will only be your mayor for 1 term because this city is too small for me to lead and guide into a productive population. I will be moving to Ottawa to be your Prime Minister of Canada after 1 term here in the city of Hamilton as your mayor. Thank you for voting me Ricky Tavares as mayor of Hamilton on Oct 27.

    Regards,.. Ricky Tavares 905-515-4307 http://www.rickyseeds.com

  4. Bonjour and hello to all city of Hamilton members, citizens, residences and visitors. My name is Ricky Tavares and I will be your mayor of Hamilton Ontario Canada in the near future. I was born here in city of Hamilton at St.Josephs hospital. I am here to announce now and to make this statement very public now that I will be the first mayor in Canada willing and proud to work for a minimum wage salary. I love Hamilton and I must protect our city. My colleagues, financial advisors and I have a 5 year plan to implement and generate 1 trillion dollars into the Hamilton city hall building within the next 5 years. I am sorry to announce now that I will only be your mayor for 1 term because this city is too small for me to lead and guide into a productive population. I will be moving to Ottawa to be your Prime Minister of Canada after 1 term here in the city of Hamilton as your mayor. Thank you for voting me Ricky Tavares as mayor of Hamilton on Oct 27.

    The reason why I am avoiding verbal physical communication with you and the other media outlets is because I do not want to give away my secret “5 year plan” on how I will and am very capable of generating 1 trillion dollars into Hamilton cityhall building. If I am not elected this year then all the idiots, unproductive, dumbasses that did not vote for me will have to wait another 4 years for next election before I start turning Hamilton into NEW YORK city. I want to make Hamilton the richest city in the world but these stupid, selfish, whitehaired, dinosaur, cavemen mayor candidates and the media are trying to stop me and getting in my way. Why will you wait until next election to vote me as mayor of Hamilton when you can vote me as mayor of Hamilton NOW so that Hamilton gives me the platform and exposure to be able to spread my wings and aggressively generate 1 trillion dollars of foreign currency into cityhall as fast as I can before other cities start to notice and copy my 5 year business plan.

    Right now my hands are tied because I am not mayor of Hamilton. I am not able to make Hamilton the richest city in the world and if I am not mayor then I will not share my secret plan with you or my competitors. Nicole, can you please ask all my mayoral candidate competitors to pullout of this election so that I am guaranteed to win ? If so, then I will appoint and hire some of my current mayoral competitors to work in my office right beside me because I can use their experience and their protection.

    I am serious. This is an emergency for city of Hamilton. You must vote Ricky Tavares for mayor of Hamilton because I will “put Hamilton on the world map” and “run with the big boys”.

    BTW, I do not smoke cigarettes, I do not drink alcohol and I do not smoke marijuana.
    Nicole, are you single ?

    Regards,,,,,,,,,
    Ricky Tavares
    http://www.rickyseeds.com
    905-515-4307

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