‘Survivor’ Champ Rupert Boneham Running for Governor of Indiana

Fan fave Rupert Boneham won a million bucks on Survivor: All-Stars in 2004. Now the reality enthusiast is hoping the popular vote will take him all the way to the Governor’s Mansion. He’s announced that he is seeking the Libertarian Party nomination for governor of Indiana.

At a news conference in Indianapolis on Saturday, Boneham, told supporters that he’s the best candidate to replace Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels, who has reached his term limit and can’t run next year. If nominated for the 2012 gubernatorial race, Boneham — a 47-year-old free spirit with a penchant for tie-dye — would likely face frontrunners such as Republican US Rep. Mike Pence and Democrat John Gregg, a former Indiana House Speaker. Let Rupert tell it, he’s a man of the people whose priorities would be creating more jobs, crafting better schools, and maintaining correctional facilities.

“I hope Indiana is ready for someone like me that does care and does understand what we are going through…”

Rupert also appeared on Survivor: Pearl Island and Survivor: Heroes and Villains and has spent a large chunk of his Survivor prize on creating a foundation for at-risk teenagers.