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Bachelor's Ben Higgins Decides Not to Run for Office After All

Bachelor's Ben Higgins Decides Not to Run for Office After All

Ben Higgins has decided not to run for office despite reports that he would be running for the House of Representatives in Colorado.

“I regret that I must withdraw my candidacy,” the 28-year-old reality star, who is engaged to Lauren Bushnell, said in a statement to

“Despite my best efforts to pursue this opportunity in good faith, I recently received information that has made such a pursuit unworkable,” Ben said. “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 was set to run as a Republican in the House District 4 race.

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