Jimmy McMillan

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Jimmy McMillan
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McMillan in Brooklyn, New York City
Chairman & Leader of the
Rent Is Too Damn High Party
Assumed office
Preceded byPosition established
Personal details
Born (1946-12-01) December 1, 1946 (age 74)
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Political partyRegistered Republican
Rent Is Too Damn High Party
ResidenceFlatbush, Brooklyn, New York City
OccupationPolitical activist
Perennial candidate
Karate expert

James "Jimmy" McMillan III (born December 1, 1946)[1] is an American political activist, perennial candidate, and Vietnam War veteran, as well as a former postal worker, stripper and private investigator in Brooklyn, New York City.

McMillan is best known as the founder of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party, a New York-based political party.

Failed campaigns[change | change source]

McMillan has run for office at least six times since 1993, most notably in the 2010 gubernatorial election.[2][3] He declared in December 2010 that he would run in the 2012 U.S. presidential election as a Republican. He did not appear on the ballot in any state and suspended his campaign to return to the Rent Is Too Damn High Party and run for Mayor of New York City in the 2013 election. He attempted to run for Governor again in the 2014 election but he did not make the ballot.

McMillan announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election,[4] but withdrew from the campaign on December 9, 2015 and announced that he was retiring from politics.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ellen Delaney (2010-10-19). "Jimmy McMillan of Rent is Too Damn High Party Steals NY Governor Debate". sportsinteraction.com. Retrieved 2010-10-27. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Rent Is Too Damn High Party Candidate For Governor Jimmy McMillan On 'Inside City Hall'" Archived 2010-10-21 at the Wayback Machine. NY1 Online. October 14, 2010.
  3. Miller, David Lee. "Cuomo, Paladino Play it Straight in a 7-Candidate Free-For-All Debate in New York". Foxnews.com. October 18, 2010.
  4. Belcher, Mark (2015-10-15). "The Rent is Too Damn High Party candidate tosses glove in 2016 election campaign". WIVB.com. Retrieved 2015-12-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. Edelman, Adam (2015-12-09). "Rent Is Too Damn High Party founder Jimmy McMillan retires from politics". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2015-12-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)