NYC’s ‘Rent Too High’ candidate facing eviction

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Jimmy McMillan of the Rent is 2 Damn High Party, running for New York State Governor, speaks during the gubernatorial debate at Hofstra University October 18, 2010 in Hempstead, New York.   (Photo by Audrey C. Tiernan-Pool/Getty Images)

Jimmy McMillan of the Rent is 2 Damn High Party, running for New York State Governor, speaks during the gubernatorial debate at Hofstra University October 18, 2010 in Hempstead, New York. (Photo by Audrey C. Tiernan-Pool/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man who made his political name over the claim that “the rent is too damn high” may soon not have a place to live.

Jimmy McMillan says he’s facing an eviction notice that says he has to leave his rent-stabilized Manhattan apartment on St. Mark’s Place.

McMillan, who ran for governor in 2010, filed papers in federal court in Brooklyn seeking a stay of the eviction notice.

His attorney has filed with an appeals court as well, seeking a stay of the eviction order.

McMillan says his landlord wants him out to be able to charge market rent to someone else. He says he pays $872.96 per month.

A call to the landlord company and an email to its attorneys were not answered.