The Rent Is Too Damn High Guy, Jimmy McMillan Running For New York City Mayor
He's baaaaack! The Rent is Too Damn High guy, Jimmy McMillan, gained national attention in his bid for New York governor in 2010, and is now running for New York City mayor.
And, joining WIBX First News with Keeler in the Morning, he wasted no time sharing his feelings on corruption in the Empire State.
Referring to his bid for governor, McMillan says 250,000 votes were not counted. ''We're going to court because the Board of Elections said every vote was counted and it was not counted,'' he said.
His issue is not whether he actually won, but whether he received 50,000, or more votes. As it stands now, McMillan was credited with over 41,000 votes. If he had received 50,000, the Rent Is 2 Damn High Party would become an official political party in the state (this article describes his case).
McMillan also ran for, or threatened to run for President in 2012.
On his pitch for support - basically it's this...all these other people you elect are proving to be corrupt, could it really get worse if you voted for an honest guy like me?
''We're asking people to stop voting Democrat and Republican, vote The Rent is Too Damn High. I used to have a wife, I told her one day 'I don't like you no more, I got another girlfriend.' That's what I mean, I'm honest.''
Listen to full interview from WIBX First News with Keeler in the Morning: