A Porn Star is Challenging Rob Ford for the Mayorship of Toronto

"Trade in your Ford for a Benz" is the actual slogan porn star Nikki Benz is using in her campaign to unseat crack-smoking Toronto mayor Rob Ford. She formally announced her candidacy Wednesday.

Benz is from the same Toronto borough as the Ford brothers, but, unlike her opponent, she doesn't smoke crack. Also unlike her opponent, she's starred in 217 adult films and was Penthouse's 2011 Pet of the Year.

But don't let her impressive resumé distract you from her platform, which includes beefing up Toronto's public transit by adding a Downtown Relief Line and bringing light rail to the suburbs. She also feels her industry could, er, stimulate the local economy as it once did in L.A.

Oh, and she wants to make National Masturbation Day a civic holiday. O, Canada!

"At least I'm honest and transparent. No hidden agenda," she told the Toronto Sun.

Meanwhile, the incumbent remains in rehab, where his brother Doug says he's been "fabulous."

"He enjoys feeling healthy, says he's feeling healthier than he has in a long time … you're going to see a new Rob Ford when he comes back," Doug Ford told The Globe and Mail.

He said he's not sure when his brother will begin campaigning for reelection.

[H/T Fark, Photo: Nikki Benz/Twitter]