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Roseanne Barr announces bid for president as Green Party candidate

February 7, 2012 |  8:12 am

Roseanne Barr to run for president as Green Party candidate

Actress Roseanne Barr -- a surprising, yet well-known name -- appeared on the California secretary of State's list of presidential candidates Monday.

Barr, who is better known for her distinctive laugh than her political views, announced her candidacy with the Green Party on Thursday via Twitter and made it official when her name appeared on Secretary of State Debra Bowen's list for the California primary.

"I am running for Green Party nominee for POTUS," Barr said in a tweet. "I am an official candidate. I am4 the Greening of America&the world. Green=peace/justice."

Bowen's list is less than half as long as for the last election, but potential candidates have until March 29 to sign up before the roster of presidential candidates is officially certified.

The comedian has vowed to legalize marijuana and has asked President Obama on Twitter to freeze foreclosures. To show she's not all business, she started blending both her passions together, tweeting "Madonna amazing really loved her show...they say Romney will pick Ron Paul 4 vice" on Superbowl Sunday.


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Photo: Roseanne Barr, shown in 2007, announced her bid for president as a Green Party candidate. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times