Rent Is Too Damn High Party founder runs for president

Jimmy McMillan, the Rent is too Damn High Party founder who previously ran for New York City mayor, announced that he is running in the

Jimmy McMillan, the Rent is too Damn High Party founder who previously ran for New York City mayor, announced that he is running in the 2016 presidential race.

Jimmy McMillan, the Rent is too Damn High Party founder who previously ran for New York City mayor, announced that he is running in the 2016 presidential race. (10/21/15)

NEW YORK - Jimmy McMillan, the Rent is too Damn High Party founder who previously ran for New York City mayor, announced that he is running in the 2016 presidential race.

McMillan, a resident of the East Village, unsuccessfully ran in 2012 as well.

When asked by News 12 why he was running, McMillan replied, "Same reason I went to Vietnam. To help straighten the mess out over there, because the enemy was coming in and we needed to try and stabilize that region."

He's not running on the Rent Is Too Damn High ticket, however. This time McMillan is vying for the Republican nod.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Animal rights activists continued to protest outside the 1 Protesters gather outside Ringling Bros. Circus
The We Are the Resistance fundraiser allowed artists 2 Fundraiser highlights works of female 'resistance' artists
The victims, both males, are 15 and 18 3 The Buzz: East 55th Street shooting
The Brooklyn Public Library in Flatbush hosted an 4 Flatbush library hosts Motown karaoke event
Police say a man was killed Friday after 5 Police: Man dies after falling down stairs while walking dogs

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE