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Roseanne Barr for president

May 17, 2012
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2011 Summer TCA Tour - Day 1

Comedian Roseanne Barr speaks at the Beverly Hilton on July 27, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

California voters will see a familiar household name on the June ballot for the state presidential primary – Roseanne Barr – according to state election officials. Barr, better known as a comedian than a political candidate, is hoping to win the Green party nomination.

Seizing the nomination will not be easy for Barr, however, who in a four-way race will face tough competition from rival Green party candidate Jill Stein, who won the Green Party of Ohio endorsement earlier this year by a landslide. Scott McLarty, a national media coordinator for the Green Party, said some officials were impressed by Barr’s platform, which includes establishing a European style single-payer healthcare system and legalizing marijuana.

The party’s nominee will be announced at the Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention in July. In the past two presidential races, the party failed to get 1 percent of the national vote.

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Would you vote for Roseanne Barr for president? Does Barr accurately represent the political views of the Greens?

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Roseanne Barr, Green party candidate running for President of the United States

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