(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Former “Survivor” star Rupert Boneham held his first political news conference Wednesday, trading in his signature tie-dyed shirt and opting instead for a business suit.
Boneham became a celebrity in 2003 in his first appearance on the CBS show and appeared on two more installments of the program
He announced Tuesday he has filed for an exploratory committee to run as a Libertarian for Indiana Governor. Current governor Mitch Daniels is term limited.
Boneham, 47, did not lay out any specific stances on current state issues such as unions, education reform, and immigration. He did, however, talk quite a bit on his Libertarian values concerning slashing government spending and self-sufficiency.
"I want to see if the normal, the typical, the average Hoosier out there is ready to even see me as their governor," he said, according to RTV 6 Indianapolis. "I know I am ready. I want to see if Hoosiers are ready for me."
On his website, www.rupertforgovernor.com, Boneham says he will make a final decision on whether to continue his run for governor in coming weeks.
For two decades, he has run a non-profit charity in Indianapolis called Rupert's Kids focused on helping troubled youths.