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Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Roseanne Barr is officially running for president


Roseanne Barr (Evan Agostini - Associated Press)
Roseanne Barr is officially vying to be president of the United States. And she’s got the paperwork to prove this isn’t a punchline.

The comedienne registered with the Federal Election Commission in late January to run for the Green Party nomination, the Los Angeles Times reports.

“Both the Democratic and Republican parties are bought and paid for by corporate America and cater to the needs of the highest bidder as opposed to the people they claim to represent,” Barr said in a statement on Green Party Watch. She adds that she’s been “a tireless advocate of Occupy Wall Street” since its beginning.

Barr announced her presidential bid (for the second time) on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in August.

In a presidential nomination poll conducted on Green Party Watch, Barr received 29 percent of the vote, a distant second to Jill Stein, one of three opponents she’ll face at the Green Party’s nomination convention in July.

Does the sitcom queen really expect to be nominated? Not so much. She wrote on Twitter, “I run in support of The Green Party & probably of Jill Stein—hopefully I can be of service by speaking on media about a viable choice 4 voters.” A Vice President Barr also doesn’t seem to be in the cards: “jill has already named a vice. i'm just in it to support the greens and their fine american message.”

Unless, of course, the voters appreciate her straightforward campaign slogan — “vote for me, I'll fix this [expletive]!” — and demand a President Barr.

By  |  08:24 AM ET, 02/03/2012

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