Indiana Libertarians set to pick 'Survivor' star

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on March 23, 2012 at 11:02 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Libertarian Party members are set to nominate former television reality series star Rupert Boneham as their candidate for Indiana governor.

Libertarian officials say the fan favorite from 2004's "Survivor: All-Stars" is unopposed for the party's nomination and that he'll be formally nominated at its state convention in Indianapolis on Saturday. The tie-dye wearing Boneham won $1 million on the TV show and donated some of it to his Rupert's Kids charity, which provides mentoring and job-training to at-risk youths.

Boneham will face Republican Mike Pence and Democrat John Gregg in the governor's race.

Former Libertarian gubernatorial nominee Andy Horning is unopposed for the party's U.S. Senate nomination.

The Libertarian convention will also feature a debate among four candidates for its presidential nomination, including former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson.

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