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Feb032012

Roseanne Barr to Seek the Presidency

Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC(WASHINGTON) -- Roseanne Barr, comedian and star of the hit TV series Roseanne, has filed a statement of candidacy for President of the United States with the Federal Election Commission. She will be running for the nomination of the Green Party.

“We are very happy that Roseanne has put her hat into the ring and we welcome her to the competition for the Green Party’s nomination,” party national media coordinator Scott McLarty said.

Barr, 59, is one of two candidates seeking the Green Party nomination. Jill Stein, a Massachusetts physician, is the other candidate. The party will go through a similar nominating process as Republicans and Democrats.

A series of primaries and statewide meetings will be held across the country, and the party will crown a nominee at the national convention in Baltimore, scheduled for July 12-15.

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The party will not endorse a candidate ahead of the convention. But when asked whether the party is excited about such a high profile candidate, McLarty responded with an enthusiastic “of course.”

Barr declared her intentions to run for president months ago, when appearing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno in August.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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