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Frederic von Anhalt, a self-described prince and husband of actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, announced today that he is running for governor by unveiling a campaign billboard over Los Angeles' Sunset Boulevard.

"When I came to California 26 years ago we had the 'Good Life.' [Where] prosperous people had jobs, affordable homes and money to spend. ... About 10 years ago things started to deteriorate, and last year when the state was at its worst I decided I had to try and make a difference. I decided to enter the political realm and get California back on the right track," he said in a statement on his campaign Web site.

Von Anhalt's platform includes legalizing marijuana, opening the border with Mexico, overturning Proposition 8, mandating that all buildings have solar panels and lifting a ban on Cuban cigars.

The German native, who reportedly acquired his title after he was adopted as an adult by a German princess, is a familiar face to followers of celebrity gossip sites and tabloids. In 2007, he declared himself the potential father of Anna Nicole Smith's daughter. He also created a stir that year when he was found handcuffed and naked in his Rolls-Royce, claiming he was robbed by three female fans.



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