Losing the Green Party's presidential nomination hasn't dampened Roseanne Barr's White House ambitions.
The comedian is vying to become the official candidate of the Peace and Freedom Party, competing against as many as four other hopefuls at the party's convention in Los Angeles this weekend.
In a statement announcing anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan as her vice presidential pick, Barr characterized the candidacy as the " 'Throw the Bums Out' ticket and the 'Ballot Access' ticket."
She pledged as nominee to encourage more Californians to register as members of the Peace and Freedom Party, which risks losing its ballot-qualified status under the state's new top-two primary system.
Barr will need support from at least half of the roughly 90 delegates attending Saturday's vote to get on the ballot as the party's nominee, said C.T. Weber, state party chairman.
Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson got the most votes in California's nonbinding presidential primary. He has reportedly told leaders he will withdraw.
Weber said the nominee isn't required to run in the primary or be a registered party member. Whoever is picked this weekend will be on the California and Florida ballots, he said.
Torey Van Oot
BY THE NUMBERS
Two-thirds of likely California voters say global warming is a threat to the state's economy and quality of life, with 62 percent still favoring its greenhouse gas reduction law, a new Public Policy Institute of California poll finds. Nearly three-quarters cite the presidential candidates' positions on climate change and energy as important to how they will vote.
"Join the club.
But I think they should reflect on it, because it's not all it's cracked up to be. Not to say that I'm not happy in my vocation or in any hurry to vacate it."
GOV. JERRY BROWN, when asked about Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's recent remark to Yahoo News that he'd like to be California governor
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