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Friday
Oct052012

Roseanne Barr to Run Presidential Campaign Ads in California

Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic(SAN FRANCISCO) -- One presidential candidate is buying television airtime in California, but it’s not Mitt Romney or Barack Obama.

It’s former sitcom star Roseanne Barr, who is running as the Peace and Freedom Party’s presidential candidate.

Media tracking sources tell ABC News that Barr is spending $4,900 to run television ads in the San Francisco Bay Area from Oct. 9 through Oct. 16. She’s purchased time on cable stations like CNN, MSNBC, TBS, the Country Music Channel and Comedy Central.

Solidly-Democratic California typically does not get much action on the TV airwaves from the major party presidential candidates.

No word yet on what the ad will look like, but here’s a clue:  Barr is running mostly on a one-issue campaign platform -- legalizing marijuana.

“Thank you for breaking through your mind control programming and having some free thought,” she told a crowd at an Oakland, Calif. marijuana dispensary earlier this month. “Marijuana really does help you break through that and remember what is important.”

Barr captured the Peace and Freedom Party’s presidential nomination in August and chose anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan as her running mate. She originally competed for the Green Party nomination, but lost that bid.

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Wednesday
Jul112012

Green Party Presidential Candidate Chooses Running Mate

Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Long-shot Green Party candidate Jill Stein has chosen her running mate: Cheri Honkala, who, Stein said, is “the nation’s leading anti-poverty advocate.”

Comedian Roseanne Barr, a Green Party candidate who lost the nomination to Stein, was considered as a running mate but didn’t make the cut.

Stein has promised to create 25 million jobs, downsize the military, legalize marijuana, end unemployment and guarantee college education for everyone.

Her new running mate is the national coordinator for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, an advocacy group led by poor and homeless people. She ran for sheriff in Philadelphia last year.

“Compelled by her own experience as a homeless, single mom, Honkala has spent nearly three decades working directly alongside the poor to build the movement to end poverty, and has organized tens of thousands of people to take action via marches, demonstrations and tent cities,” Stein’s campaign said in its announcement.

The Green Party’s convention starts Thursday in Baltimore.

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