Roseanne Barr Seeks Green Party Presidential Nomination

Celebrity News Feb. 3, 2012 AT 1:00PM
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Roseanne Barr wants to be the first female president -- and that's no joke!

The brash comedienne, 59, announced her intention to seek the Green Party's presidential nomination Thursday, revealing in a statement that she's anxious to work with those who share her party beliefs.

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"The Democrats and Republicans have proven that they are servants -- bought and paid for by the 1 percent -- who are not doing what's in the best interest of the American people," Barr said.

Barr -- who appeared as the title character on the popular sitcom Roseanne from 1988-1997 -- already has big plans for how she'll solicit voters leading up to the 2012 election.

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"I will barnstorm American living rooms," Barr explained in a candidate questionnaire submitted as part of her Green Party application package obtained by the Associated Press. "Mainstream media will be unable to ignore me, but more importantly they will be unable to overlook the needs of average Americans in the run-up to the 2012 election."

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The party's presidential nominee will be confirmed at a Baltimore convention in July.

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