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Thomson bows out to back Smitherman

Sarah Thomson walked out of her campaign headquarters yesterday and into the waiting arms of former mayoral rival George Smitherman, only two weeks after she said he can’t be trusted with a budget.

Sarah Thomson walked out of her campaign headquarters yesterday and into the waiting arms of former mayoral rival George Smitherman, only two weeks after she said he can’t be trusted with a budget.

After a quick embrace, they walked up into his campaign headquarters, where his supporters burst into deafening applause and a chant of “Sarah, Sarah.”

Thomson had announced hours earlier that she was halting the mayoral bid she launched in January and urging her supporters to vote for the former Ontario deputy premier to help stop the Rob Ford political juggernaut.

When asked what changed her mind about Smitherman, Thomson cited Smitherman’s budget blueprint released Monday.

“You know what? I eat my words because I thought his plan was terrific,” Thomson said as she and Smitherman faced the TV cameras together for the first time as campaign allies.

 
 
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