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Doug Ford really isn't a factor in the federal election

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Can we all stop saying that Doug Ford will be the deciding factor in the federal election?

We are living in a bizarre world where the Conservatives won’t say his name and the Liberals won’t stop saying his name. At the risk of insulting strategists in both parties, and hurting Ford’s ego, the Ontario premier simply is not that important to the federal race and the numbers back that up.

Back in the spring and through the beginning of summer, Conservative candidates and campaign volunteers were hearing plenty about Ford and, yes, some of the polling showed a slump for leader Andrew Scheer in that time period. That’s not the case now and hasn’t been since shortly after Ford parted ways with former chief of staff Dean French.

“We used to hear about Ford, now we are hearing about whatever the Liberals are throwing at us,” one Ontario........

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