Indiana Libertarians set to pick 'Survivor' star

March 23, 2012 - 2:36 PM
Indiana Governor Boneham

FILE - In this May 27, 2007, file photo, May Rupert Boneham, from the television show "Survivor," pumps up the crowd before a race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Libertarian Party members are set to nominate the former television reality series star as their candidate for Indiana governor during its state convention on Saturday, March 24, 2012, in Indianapolis.. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)

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.