was a 2012 Independent
candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate
. He lost in the general election.
- See also: United States Senate elections in Ohio, 2012
Rupert ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, standing for all Ohio as a non-party, independent candidate. As a ballot-certified contender, he faced incumbent Sherrod Brown (D), and state treasurer Josh Mandel (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. Brown won the general election.