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“Rent Is Too Damn High” candidate Jimmy McMillan announces mayoral campaign with rap

Jimmy McMillan

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner isn’t the only New Yorker looking to make a political comeback by running in the city’s upcoming mayoral election.

The “Rent is Too Damn High” candidate Jimmy McMillan announced this week that he is running for mayor with a campaign rap titled — what else —“Rent Is Too Damn High.”

“The rent,” he raps, “Is too damn high. My mustache and haircut is too damn fly.”

Weiner released his campaign platform online in 64 steps, but McMillan lays his out in 3 minutes of verse.

“Rent and the deficit is too damn high,” McMillan sings. “Poverty and unemployment both up in the sky. Wages and education is too damn low. Economic recovery is too damn slow.”

The “Rent is Too Damn High” candidate can relate to voters with rent that’s “too damn high” after facing eviction from his own flat back in 2011.

McMillan formed the “Rent is Too Damn High” party in 1993, because rent in NYC is just “too damn high.” This is the third time he has run for Mayor, running previously in 2005 and 2009. The Party and its creator became household names in 2010 after McMillan stole the show at New York’s gubernatorial debate. This will be his seventh campaign overall, including a presidential campaign last year. In his gubernatorial campaign, McMillan actually toured the state of New York almost entirely on foot.

McMillan has a history of pulling political stunts such as tying himself to a tree drenched in gasoline and summiting the Brooklyn Bridge.

Watch McMillan’s rap below, but *warning* you might find yourself agreeing with the mustachioed man that the rent is “too damn high.”

 

Comments

Comments

  1. Bo says:

    Oh my god to have to chose from those two for an official government should be illegal. When I run into a choice like that I write my own name in. Unbelievable, this can’t really be happening. Tell me your joking.

  2. Shawn Branch says:

    It is a shame you love the D word so much, but since I agree with you brother I’m going to share this on my facebook page.

  3. Tom says:

    What is his stance on gun control? He might be better than the incumbent.

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