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Roseanne Barr For President? She Could Nab Her Party's Nomination Today

Barr at an event on July 21, 2012 (Ethan boisvert /
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Today is the nominating convention for the Peace and Freedom Party, and one hopeful contender is actress and comedian Roseanne Barr.

If you've been following the potential candidate, you may have noticed she's done a bit of a party switch; earlier this year she was seeking to rep the Green Party in the 2012 race for the White House, but lost two weeks ago to rival Jill Stein.

She's still a fan of Stein, though:

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Now Barr, 59, is one of four people hoping to run for president on the Peace and Freedom ticket. At their State Convention this weekend in Los Angeles, among the business being handled is the voting for their candidate; after brief speeches by the contenders around 12:40 p.m., voting gets underway at 3:30, according to the event agenda.

The candidates are:
Stewart Alexander, nominee of the Socialist Party U.S.A.
Ross C. “Rocky” Anderson, nominee of the Justice Party
Roseanne Barr
Stephen Durham, nominee of the Freedom Socialist Party
Peta Lindsay, nominee of the Party for Socialism and Liberation

However, only Alexander, Anderson, Barr, and Durham's names are recognized by California Secretary of State Debra Bowen who refused to put Lindsay’s name on the Party's primary election ballot because she is not 35 years old. "The Peace and Freedom Party joined with Lindsay and her supporters to challenge this decision in court, but lost at the trial court level. The decision is being appealed," explains the group.

On Barr's platform: Legalizing marijuana, rejecting war support of Israel, forgiving all student loan debt, building a resource-based economy, ballot access in all states for elections, food and water safety, and equal rights for all.