Roseanne Files Papers to Run for President

She wants to be Green Party's candidate
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2012 6:47 PM CST
Updated Feb 3, 2012 3:55 AM CST
Roseanne Barr promotes her book 'Roseannearchy' last year in New York City.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Roseanne is in. The comedian has filed papers to seek the Green Party's nomination for president, reports TMZ, which says she'll be pushing hard to legalize marijuana. Barr says the run is no joke, and she's looking to capitalize on the Occupy Wall Street sentiment, notes AP. "The Democrats and Republicans have proven that they are servants—bought and paid for by the 1%—who are not doing what's in the best interest of the American people," she said in a statement. Barr joins three other Green Party candidates, and Green Party Watch has bios here. She first talked about running a while back on Leno. (Read more Roseanne Barr stories.)

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