He's a realist. He knows he's the underdog. He knows right now the smart money is giving him long odds.
But Coun. Andre Chabot is in. He's going after Mayor Nenshi's job. Decision day is October 16.
"It wasn't an easy decision, it's virtually insurmountable. But I never back down from a fight," says the east Calgary councillor who has been in that job the past dozen years.