Jimmy McMillan might get evicted from his cheap apartment

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Jimmy McMillan

Jimmy McMillan, the self-styled icon of cheap New York real estate, may soon be evicted from his own (relatively) cheap apartment in lower Manhattan. The former "Rent is Too Damn High" party gubernatorial candidate is currently a court battle with his landlords, who want to oust him from a rent-controlled East Village apartment that runs him $872 a month. 

According to his landlords, McMillan doesn't even really live in the apartment, and actually resides in Brooklyn in an apartment that also serves as his party's headquarters. According to McMillan, however, the "landlords are giving him the boot so they can pull in way more dough," and he warned the New York Post, "they can't bulldog me because I know the law."

Maybe this is sour grapes, but when a person who's stock and trade is bitching about money pays more than I do for an entire monthly rent and utilities, just to hang onto a place he doesn't even live in, it's a little hard to keep seeing him as a lovably weird underdog. Even so, here's hoping this all gets sorted out in time to let Jimmy focus on his highly legitimate presidential run.