“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 JustJared.com.
“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.