Former ‘Survivor’ Winner Rupert Boneham Running For Indiana Governorship

In 2004 fan favorite Rupert Boneham won $1 million on CBS’ Survivor: All-Stars and now he’s hoping that his 15-minutes of fame from 7-years-ago can help catapult him into the Governor’s Mansion as the new Governor of Indiana.

Speaking on Saturday Boneham said he is seeking the Libertarian Party nomination for governor of the state. The former reality-TV star says he hopes to replace Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels who has reached his term limit.

If nominated for the 2012 gubernatorial race Boneham would likely face off against Republican US Rep. Mike Pence and Democrat John Gregg who’s experience as a former Indiana House Speaker will likely pose a challenge to Boneham.

In true veiled political speech Rupert said:

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


In the meantime you can catch Rupert on old DVD copies of Survivor where he also appeared on both Survivor: Pearl Island and Survivor: Heroes and Villains.

If you’re not sure that Boneham is the right man for the job consider the fact that he spent a large portion of his reality show winnings to create a foundation in support of at-risk teenagers.

Do you think Boneham will make a good Indiana Governor or will he end up tie-dying the Governor’s mansion upholstery?