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    Roseanne Barr Is Running for President

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    Not a big Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney fan? Not nuts about President Barack Obama?

    Well, hooray, you've got an interesting third-party option now: Roseanne Barr.

    The Emmy winner has filed the necessary paperwork to run for president of the United States this year as a Green Party candidate, she confirmed today, tweeting, "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. ."

    And Alec Baldwin thought Republicans were "in for a tough time" before!

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    "I am pleased to announce that I am seeking the Green Party's nomination for President of these United States of America," Barr's announcement read. "The Democrats and Republicans have proven that they are servants—bought and paid for by the 1%—who are not doing what's in the best interest of the American people. As a long time supporter of the Green Party, I look forward to working with people who share my values. Behold the greening of America!"

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

    "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."

    And she has worked the land! Barr and her boyfriend tilled a macadamia nut farm on her since-canceled Lifetime show, Roseanne's Nuts.

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    Having just declared her candidacy, Barr is showing optimism worthy of Newt Gingrich.

    "As i say, i know it will be a tough fight- We (the greens) only have a 99% chance to win this election," she tweeted this afternoon, adding that her true intention is to raise awareness of the Green Party, which first ran a candidate for public office in 1985.

    There are 132 Green officeholders in the U.S., including five mayors. The Green Party will pick its 2012 presidential candidate at a convention in Baltimore in July.

    —Additional reporting by Holly Passalaqua

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