Dan Mclean, announced his withdrawal as Liberal candidate for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale earlier tonight.
His withdrawal announcement will likely coincide with an announcement that he will be soon be throwing his hat into Hamilton's Mayoral contest.
All polls show Mclean with a substantial lead in the mayoral race, despite the fact that he has never indicated that he was considering running for the Mayor's chair at City Hall.
It is perfect timing for Mclean to enter the race for Hamilton's top spot, with low voter interest in any of the other candidates, including incumbent Mayor, Fred Eisenberger with his bungling of the Pan Am Games stadium file and a lackluster term as mayor.
Mclean is poised to capitalize on his substantial name recognition and his strong local network.
This announcement is sure to provoke more interest in what was sure to be a dud of fall municipal election.
Perhaps this is a case of another Liberal loss for a greater municipal gain, with Maurizio Bevilacqua likely in line to be the next Mayor of Vaughn.