Roseanne Barr announces Green Party presidential run

Television star Roseanne Barr is officially running as a Green Party candidate for the presidency, she announced Friday via Twitter.

Barr has filed papers with the Federal Election Commission. She tweeted that while she expects Jill Stein, the Green Party front-runner, to win the nomination and plans to support her, she wants to "bring press attention" to the party's platform "and speak at its convention. I want young people to know there is a new way for us to go."

Barr is best known for her hit 1990s show "Roseanne." She said in August on Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" that she would run for the "Green Tea Party" nomination and has since appeared at Occupy Wall Street protests.