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Barbie For President: Doll Announces Bid For White House

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Barbie For President
Mattel says the doll will be available in stores from August, and come in four different races: Caucasian, Hispanic, African-American and Asian.

It's official. Barbie is running for president.

Representatives for the doll announced her candidacy on Thursday, according to the Daily News.

Dubbed "I Can Be ... President Barbie," Mattel created the new doll in partnership with The White House Project, a nonpartisan nonprofit that aims to involve more women in politics.

Sporting a pink power suit with patriotic red, white and blue lining on her ruffled jacket, the doll's outfit was designed by Chris Benz, who has also dressed First Lady Michelle Obama, according to Forbes.

Thanks to a pair of weighted platform shoes, the doll will also be able to stand upright on her own two feet for the first time in 53 years.

As for her political stance, Barbie fans will be invited to help shape her platform and message via Tumblr and Instagram pages that will launch Thursday.

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