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Maybe getting a bus with a huge picture his face on it wasn’t the soundest financial move for Carlos Allen after all. Late last month, the failed mayoral candidate filed for bankruptcy, citing as much as $1 million in debts.

Allen, a former White House gate-crasher, couldn’t turn his “Mayor Allen” rap moniker into an actual mayoralty in 2014 and won only 0.12 percent of the primary vote. Allen did succeed, though, at making his tour bus ubiquitous at political events. Allen didn’t respond to LL’s request for comment.

In his bankruptcy filing, Allen says his debts and liabilities fall somewhere between $500,000 and $1 million. Allen’s court papers cite two lawsuits against him over alleged bad debts that, combined, seek more than $200,000, including one suit filed by former Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton challenger Doug Sloan.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery