'Rent is too damn high' candidate backs Weiner
August 1st, 2013
11:06 AM ET
12 months ago

'Rent is too damn high' candidate backs Weiner

(CNN) - His campaign may be battling controversies on several fronts, but Anthony Weiner scored the backing of one well-known New Yorker Thursday.

Jimmy McMillan, whose "the rent is too damn high!" rant went viral during his 2010 bid for New York mayor, wrote on Twitter he was throwing his support behind Weiner, adding a photo of the two politicians.

McMillan specified he was supporting Weiner in the Democratic primary – after all, McMillan himself is running for the mayor post under the banner of the "Rent is Too Damn High" party.


Filed under: Anthony Weiner • New York
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Data Driven

    LOVE McMillan. Sensible platform, and the greatest facial hair on an American politician since Martin Van Buren.

    I get why he's supporting Weiner. Not only is Weiner the most liberal candidate, Quinn (i.e., "I'd be the first woman and first gay New York mayor so vote for me") has proven to be a dud candidate who also has an illiberal political resume.

    But take it from a San Diegan, New Yorkers: morally compromised mayors are expensive. The cost, in fact, is Too Damn High.

    August 1, 2013 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  2. just sayin

    great... the liberal whackos are teaming up with the liberal perverts. this is just too amusing. i can honestly see a tv show coming out of this because nobody could dream this stuff up. democrats, the party of perversion and corruption.

    August 1, 2013 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    I don't know what is up with this McMillan guy. I tried to get him to join my CommonSenseIsTooDamnScarce Party, but he didn't understand what it was all about. Nice trim, though.

    August 1, 2013 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  4. Steveo

    Dude was pretty good on SNL!
    Not sure why he choose that slogan, he was living for free!

    August 1, 2013 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  5. rs

    More "credibility" for the Woody Allen impersinator.

    August 1, 2013 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  6. anonymous

    Steveo
    Not sure why he choose that slogan, he was living for free!
    -–

    He's a liberal Democrat. Lying comes easy. Life is one big con game.

    August 1, 2013 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  7. Geordie

    I am not interested in anybody's private live but when you get elected to public office a certain decorum is expected.

    August 1, 2013 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Steveo wrote:

    Dude was pretty good on SNL!
    Not sure why he choose that slogan, he was living for free!
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    It's called makeup, dude. McMillan has never appeared on SNL. Try moving to NYC and you'll understand the slogan.

    August 1, 2013 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  9. Rick McDaniel

    Good example of who supports corrupt people.

    August 1, 2013 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  10. rs

    great... the liberal whackos are teaming up with the liberal perverts. this is just too amusing. i can honestly see a tv show coming out of this because nobody could dream this stuff up. democrats, the party of perversion and corruption.
    _______________________
    Stop with your false piety and your fake outrage.
    As long as the Republicans have people like Safford and Vitter (both of whole still hold office), and people like Newt Gingrich guiding the way you have your own moral issues to deal with.

    August 1, 2013 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  11. just sayin

    Geordie
    I am not interested in anybody's private live but when you get elected to public office a certain decorum is expected.
    ----–

    nothing private about weiner sexting his private parts around the interwebs! i wish the nsa would search their huge historical databases and release all of weiner's sexting messages. i'm sure they must have them.

    August 1, 2013 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  12. Steveo

    @Rudy NYC

    Steveo wrote:

    Dude was pretty good on SNL!
    Not sure why he choose that slogan, he was living for free!
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    It's called makeup, dude. McMillan has never appeared on SNL. Try moving to NYC and you'll understand the slogan.
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    1. Surprise Rudy! I was raised in Brooklyn as in Brooklyn, NY!
    2. Keenan Thompson played McMilllan on SNL
    3. A couple of weeks ago, you claimed I did not understand you humor and sarcasm. My, how the tables have turned!
    4. Even still, McMillan payed NO rent when he ran for governor. He lived RENT-FREE!

    August 1, 2013 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |