Roseanne Barr running for president as Greens candidate

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Roseanne Barr, the Emmy-winning actress-comedian, said Thursday she was running for president as the Green Party's candidate.

Barr, who had filed the necessary paperwork to run for president with the Federal Election Commission on Jan 25, took to her Twitter account on Thursday, saying: "I am running for Green Party nominee for POTUS."

And: "I am an official candidate. I am4 the Greening of America&the world. Green=peace/justice."

In doing so, she creates a four-way race for the Green nomination, which will be decided at the Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention in July, according to the LA Times.

According to the Associated Press, Barr said in a statement that the two major parties weren't serving the American people.

"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's main campaign promise appearex to be that she would fight for middle-class families.

"If ppl will merely do as I tell them to do just this one time, I promise everything will get a lot better quickly4 the majority. #nutn2lose," she wrote on Twitter. 

She also said she had been a longtime supporter of the Green party.

Green Party national coordinator, Scott McLarty, told E! Online: "Our standpoint is that Roseanne is running for the nomination, and we are impartial to all our candidates officially.

"We welcome Roseanne Barr into the race, and she will make it very interesting from what I have seen. Ms. Barr wants to say some very serious things in her campaign, and from what I can tell, she is motivated by her own experiences and her desire to see the United States become a much better country."

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