Tag Archives: Rent Is Too Damn High Party

Alternet Article on Frivolous Political Parties

Kali Holloway has this article at Alternet about four frivolous political parties. The title indicates that there are five, but the fifth entry is actually about write-in votes for Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. The parties profiled are the Guns and Dope Party, the OWL Party, the Straight Talking American Government Party (or STAG Party), and the Rent is Too Damn High Party.… Read more ...

Jimmy McMillan Endorses Deez Nuts for President, Will Run as a Republican

From Meg Wagner at New York Daily News:

Jimmy McMillan endorses Deez Nuts for President — and he’s going to launch his own bid as a Republican so the Iowa teen can have the Rent is Too Damn High Party’s nomination.

The brazen political activist told the Daily News that he fully supports Brady Olson, a 15-year-old from Wallingford, Iowa, who filed to run for President under the name “Deez Nuts”

“Deez Nuts has the power to inspire young people and turn this country around,” he said.… Read more ...

Michael McDermott Endorsed By Goetz, McMillan, and Johnson

Press Release from the campaign:

The candidacy of Michael McDermott, running on the Libertarian line of the New York State Governor’s ballot has scored a triple endorsement this past Saturday, October 11th, with high profile endorsements from Bernard Goetz, Jimmy McMillan, and Gary Johnson.

Bernhard Goetz is a New York City man known for shooting four young men when they allegedly tried to mug him on a New York City Subway train in Manhattan on 22 December 1984.… Read more ...

Five Candidates Remain on New York Gubernatorial Ballot, Two Removed

From Ballot Access News:

On September 26, the Rent is 2 Damn High Party petition for New York Governor was held invalid. See this story. The story does not mention another ticket, the candidacy of Michael J. Carey under the label “Life & Justice”; but according to the New York State Board of Elections web page, that petition was also invalidated.… Read more ...

Seven Candidates Likely to be on New York November Ballot for Governor

From Ballot Access News:

August 19 is the petition deadline for New York independent candidates, and the nominees of unqualified parties, for state office. Here is a link to the petitions filed for the November ballot. It seems likely that there will be seven candidates on the November ballot for Governor: Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo; Republican Rob Astorino Green Party nominee Howie Hawkins; Libertarian Michael McDermott; the nominee of the Sapient Party, Steven Cohn; Jimmy McMillan of the Rent is 2 Damn High Party; and Michael Carey of the Life & Justice Party..… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Monday Message: Video from CPAC 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I think you’ll enjoy this video of the LP in action at CPAC (pronounced "see-pack"), the Conservative Political Action Conference.

LP Headquarters staff and volunteers hosted a booth last Thursday through Saturday here in Washington, D.C., featuring the World’s Smallest Political Quiz and the "Republican Wall of Shame."

Our new video specialist, Nigel Lyons, interviewed everyone from Libertarians to Republicans, as well as representatives from various nonpartisan groups like Students for Liberty and Young Americans for Liberty.… Read more ...

New York State: New voter registration forms list Green Party

In New York State, third parties earn their status during the Governor’s race. If a party receives 50,000 votes for its Governor candidate, that party is listed on the NY voter registration forms, and is a party with automatic ballot status. In the 2010 Governor’s race, the Green Party was the only third party in New York State to achieve automatic ballot status by running its own candidate.… Read more ...

Darryl Perry: ‘Announcing the formation of the Rent is Too Damn High Caucus of the Libertarian Party’

Via IPR comments,

Announcing the formation of the Rent is Too Damn High Caucus of the Libertarian Party:

The idea for the Rent is Too Damn High Caucus started during a discussion on IPR. The purpose of the caucus is “to try getting the LP HQ moved out of the Watergate & into a cheaper office.” The caucus may also look into other ways the LP can save money and/or more efficiently use member dues & donations.

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Jimmy McMillan: Viral video count, third party poll, and more…

Photo of Jimmy McMillan promoting his Rent Is ...

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Kimberly Wilder at On The Wilder Side:

Okay, I am not sure if you should vote for Rent Is Too Damn High candidate Jimmy McMillan. Though, you sure have to give him credit! He has gotten his message across. He has launched a message and a slogan that is at three million plus views and counting.… Read more ...

In NY: Six Way Governor Debate Announced

[Update 10/7/10 at 10:44pm: All seven candidates have now confirmed their participation.]

(excerpt from) A Business Wire press announcement:

October 07, 2010 04:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time
News 12, Newsday, and Hofstra University Partner to Bring the First Gubernatorial Debate to New York

On Television, the Cable-Exclusive Event Will Air Live on News 12 on Monday, October 18 at 7:00 PM

WOODBURY, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–News 12 Networks, Newsday, and Hofstra University have partnered to present the first New York State Gubernatorial debate on Monday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m.

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Free and Equal: NY Gubernatorial Campaign Goes Grassroots

ALBANY, NY. – Free & Equal continues its coverage of the NY gubernatorial race with Charles Barron (Freedom Party), Howie Hawkins (Green Party), Warren Redlich (Libertarian Party) and Jimmy McMillan (Rent Is 2 Damn High Party), as the New York state independent and grassroots party candidates turned in their independent nominating petitions, last week.… Read more ...

Mayor candidate Naked Cowboy receives press in Canada

Thank you to Elizabeth Benjamin who posted the link on her daily round-up at the Daily Politics.

(excerpt from) Edmonton Sun
Naked ambition
N.Y. icon reveals his mayoral campaign brief

…”I’m already mayor,” the Naked Cowboy said. “I’ve been in Times Square for 10 years representing the city of New York around the world.

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