From Survivor To The Senate
FILE - In this May 2, 2012, file photo President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai shake hands after making statements before signing a strategic partnership agreement at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. Support for the war in Afghanistan has reached a new low, with only 27 percent of Americans saying they back the effort and about half of those who oppose the war saying the continued presence of American troops in Afghanistan is doing more harm than good, according to an AP-GfK poll. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) / Charles Dharapak
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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