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'Rent Is Too Damn High' Guy Faces Eviction

Jimmy McMillan getting kicked out of rent-controlled, NYC apartment

(Newser) - The founder of the "Rent is Too Damn High" Party believes he is facing eviction from his NYC apartment because … the rent he pays is actually too low. His landlord claims Jimmy McMillan, who has lived in the rent-controlled apartment since 1977, is in violation of his lease:... More »

Rent Is Too Damn High Guy Switches to GOP

Jimmy McMillan has had it with sucky Dems, wants to help GOP

(Newser) - Once upon a time, the rent was too damn high, but now the Democrats are just too damn sucky for Jimmy McMillan. The colorful onetime gubernatorial candidate is now a registered Republican, he tells Sal Gentile of PBS, mostly because "the Democratic Party sucked." And he's expanding his... More »

'Rent Is Too Damn High' Guy Running for President

Jimmy McMillan says he's going after Obama's 'black ass'

(Newser) - It's on. Jimmy McMillan of the Rent Is Too Damn High fame says he's running for president in 2012, reports Ben Smith at Politico (who says he normally avoids fringe candidates but couldn't resist this one). "Tell Obama I'm coming after his black ass," the former New York... More »

Charlie Sheen Is Too Damn High, Too

Jimmy McMillan has a new cause and a new party

(Newser) - Carl Paladino may have taken his bat and gone home, but another of the losing New York gubernatorial candidates is still with us. Happily, it's Jimmy McMillan of the Rent-Is-Too-Damn-High fame. He's back in a Funny or Die video with a new passion: Charlie Sheen Is Too Damn High. His... More »

SNL Tweaks 'Rent Is Too Damn High' Guy

Jimmy McMillan will give you breakfast, lunch, and dinner

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live took a jab at Rent Is Too Damn High candidate Jimmy McMillan last night, with Kenan Thompson giving what Gawker calls a "pitch perfect" impersonation. McMillan, noted host Seth Meyers, reportedly hasn't paid his $800 rent since the '80s. Responds Thompson (to everything): "Because the... More »

'Rent Is Too Damn High' Guy Doesn't Pay Rent

Or so he says, despite saying something different yesterday

(Newser) - The guy who claims the rent is too high ( too DAMN high, sorry ) in New York doesn't actually pay rent himself, reports the New York Times . Jimmy McMillan is running on the "Rent is Too Damn High" platform, despite not having paid rent himself for at least... More »

7 Would-Be Governors Join Farcical NY Debate

Former madam, Rent is Too Damn High candidate stand out in crowded field

(Newser) - Andrew Cuomo and Carl Paladino didn't even mention each other and there were more jokes than personal attacks in the first, and possibly last, debate in the New York governor's race. No fewer than seven hopefuls joined the debate, including former brothel madam Kirstin Davis of the Anti-Prohibition Party, former... More »

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