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

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