Rent Too Damn High? How to Lower Yours

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Expect the price of Hulk Hogan mustaches to skyrocket this Halloween, as countless partygoers pay homage to Jimmy McMillan, the charismatic New York gubernatorial candidate for the Rent Is 2 Damn High party. (See videos after the jump.)

While McMillan has run for both mayoral and gubernatorial elections since the early 1990s, this is the first time the retired postal worker and karate teacher has garnered such mainstream attention, thanks in large part to his single-minded campaign slogan.

But before the polls close this November, find out how you too can toe the "Rent Is Too Damn High" party line -- by getting your own rent reduced.
Ironically, it's been reported that McMillan does not pay rent on his $800-a-month Brooklyn apartment. In exchange for payment, he's brokered a maintenance deal with his
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landlord to basically live rent-free. But just because McMillan has lived in the same apartment since the '80s doesn't mean that the same arrangement can't work for new renters today.

"Breakfast, lunch and dinner" aside, the real problem plaguing renters everywhere is: How do the rest of us cash in on Jimmy's campaign promise?

For starters, check out these guides on AOL Real Estate to find out how to get the most out of your rental agreement:

Then, watch the video clips below to perfect your karate-fighting, black-glove-wearing McMillan impression. There may not be much hope for McMillan's party come November, but you'll have a blast at yours.

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