Rupert’s campaign for governor has $4,000, and he polled at 5%

Being a famous television star who was given $1 million by viewer votes has apparently not helped Rupert Boneham in the race to become governor of Indiana. The Survivor star has far less money and support in the polls than his two opponents, although that could certainly change by election day.

A report about fundraising in the first quarter of the year found that his opponents have a lot more money: Republican Mike Pence raised $1.8 million and now has $4.9 million, Democrat John Gregg raised $584,570 and now has $1.5 million, and Rupert raised $14,000 and has $4,000.

The only apparent public poll, taken in early April–shortly after he officially became the Libertarian party’s nominee–found that Gregg has 31 percent support, Pence has 44 percent, and Rupert has 5 percent.

In March, when Rupert was nominated, the state’s Liberatrian party chair told the AP that Rupert “brings a level of name ID that our previous candidates have not had, which is important in politics,” and “can reach out to the 70 percent of the population that does not vote, and bring them into the process.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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