“Rent Is Too Damn High” Head Jimmy McMillan Fights Eviction

Friday, Aug 5, 2011  |  Updated 7:46 AM EDT
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“Rent Is Too Damn High” Head Fights Eviction

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Jimmy McMillan, candidate for Rent is 2 Damn High party, may be evicted in the near future.

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The New York man who ran for governor and was parodied in “Saturday Night Live” for his political party that complains of soaring lease prices is facing eviction, according to the New York Post.

McMillan has lived in Manhattan’s East Village since 1977 when he paid around $275 for his ground-floor apartment. Now he pays $872.96 a month for the same apartment he shares with his adult son -- but his landlords are trying to get him out, saying it isn’t his primary residence.

"I've been here since 1977, and they want more money!" McMillan told the Post. "It's about 'My Rent is Too Damn Low.' "

McMillan also tends a property in Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood.

“Maybe the landlord doesn’t know, but he can’t bulldog me because I know the law,” McMillan said, claiming he only has an office there.

McMillan, who is gearing up for his 2012 White House run, says he won’t be harassed by aggressive landlords.

“You don’t tell an American how to live," he said.

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