Did you know that Roseanne Barr is running for president this fall?
The comedienne and television personality has been nominated to run for the highest office in the land as the nominee for the Peace & Freedom Party, whose most famous presidential candidate was probably Dr. Benjamin Spock in 1968. But the party only has ballot access currently in California, limiting what would be considered a mostly symbolic candidacy in the best of times to an afterthought in any discussion about third party candidates this time around.
But there is a movement to try to get Barr on the ballot here in Florida. That will happen once the Peace & Freedom Party gets listed with the Florida Division of Elections office as a viable third party - which would have to occur by law by September 1.
Jacksonville resident Darcy Richardson is leading the effort to get the party on the Florida ballot for this November's election. He's part of an executive committee working to get the paperwork required for a third party out to the Secretary of State's office this week.