Roseanne Barr’s campaign airs television ad

Peace and Freedom Party presidential candidate Roseanne Barr announced today her campaign is running a television ad in the Bay Area urging people to “vote your conscience,” and reminding them that “choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”

Barr’s running mate is antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan; they’re on the ballot in California and several other states, but not enough states to garner the Electoral College votes they would need to win the presidency.

The 30-second spot is running prime and near-prime time on several cable networks, including CNN, TBS, MNBC, Comedy Central, WE and TV Land; the latter two networks carry “Roseanne” re-runs.

Barr spoke at Oakland’s Oaksterdam University recently to emphasize her support for marijuana legalization and to discuss other aspects of her campaign.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.