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So you want to run for president? Just sign here.
So you want to run for president? Just sign here. Hundreds do it, but don't go far.
By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) ' So you want to run for president?

Turns out it's easy to sign up.

All it takes to get on the list is a one-page "Statement of Candidacy" filed with the Federal Election Commission. The form asks far fewer questions than a McDonald's job application.



So far, 259 Americans have registered as 2012 presidential candidates. It's a collection of hopefuls that mixes Average Joes with the likes of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

But filing the statement won't take a would-be president doesn't put anyone on the ballot anywhere. That requires filing more paperwork with individual states.


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