‘Bachelor’ star Ben Higgins briefly decided he’s suited for a life of politics, and announced on July 20 that he will run for Colorado House in the Nov. election — though Ben himself points out that he’s ‘not a politician’. He ultimately decided not to, but we had a good laugh over it in the meantime.
Ben Higgins, 28, might have literally no experience in politics, but as long as you’ve got the smile for it, why not run? The star of The Bachelor‘s 20th season said that he will represent Colorado’s House District 4 in the Nov. general election (though he eventually decided not to run), according to the Denver Post: “I am definitely not a politician,” Ben said in a statement about his decision to run, and then we stopped reading.
Just kidding, there’s more. “…But I have a lot to offer through my years in the financial services industry and, more importantly, my work in charitable and humanitarian organizations,” Ben added. We’re still stuck on “I am definitely not a politician”. Yikes!
As of July 22, though, Ben has decided not to run, per spokespeople at Disney:
A Statement from Ben Higgins
It has been reported that Ben Higgins is running for public office in Colorado. He explored the idea and decided not to run. Here is his statement:
“I regret that I must withdraw my candidacy. Despite my best efforts to pursue this opportunity in good faith, I recently received information that has made such a pursuit unworkable. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I will not be able to move forward as a candidate. I find solace in knowing that our intentions and actions have been fair and sincere. I entered into this endeavor wanting to bring positive change to my community, and it is with that same spirit that I will move forward, albeit on a different path.” – Ben Higgins
Ben is best known for winning over Lauren Bushnell, 25, on the most recent season of The Bachelor, and they’re set to star on their own show titled Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After this fall.
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