Michael Skupin, who is considering the run, was the contestant who had to leave the Australian Outback version of the show, after falling into a fire and burning his hands.
According to the Detroit News, Skupin was a guest of honor last night at a Michigan Republican fund raiser - and said he's seriously considering a run against Democrat Carl Levin next year.
Skupin is a 38-year-old software publisher. He says he and his wife are life-long Republicans, but that they haven't been active in party politics.
The head of the state GOP says he thinks Skupin would be a "formidable candidate."
The former contestant was introduced at the dinner by Governor John Engler - who said, "Senator Skupin sounds good."
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