Rupert Boneham to Run for Governor of Indiana

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Can reality show popularity translate into success at the polls? Rupert Boneham hopes so.

The former Survivor star, who won $1 million in 2004 when he was voted that show's fan favorite, announced this weekend that he's running for governor of Indiana under the Libertarian Party.

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Arguing that he's "not beholden to any special interests," Boneham said at a news conference yesterday that he's the right man to replace Mitch Daniels in office.

"I have only one interest: Empowering Hoosiers to give back to their communities. If the government puts up roadblocks, then they should be repealed," Rupert said. "Hoosiers have consistently voted in professional politicians and look at the results. Hoosiers should have a different choice in 2012."

The aspiring politician runs Rupert's Kids, a charity that provides mentoring and job-training to at-risk youths. But the real question remains: what will the tribe of Indiana residents decide when it speaks next November?

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Rupert, my husband was a big fan of yours during your Survivor days and he would be thrilled to know you were in the running for Governor. He is no longer here, but will smile down on you and if I lived in Indiana you would get my vote! Gooood Luck!!!

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Y'all need to vote this man in. He has heart something Indiana has done without for many years. He believes in America...something Indiana has done without for many years, He believes in the Constitution and is against the Indiana Supreme Court ruling against the fourth amendment!! Face it Indiana your state is broke there is no justice and this man would be a refreshing step in the right direction!!

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HE CAN'T BE ANY WORSE A GOVERNOR, THAN OBAMA IS A PRESIDENT. ROMNEY IN 2012.

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