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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 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.

The Bachelor's Ben Higgins Is Officially Running for Office

Ben Higgins, the man who vied for the hearts of the women and America on the most recent season of The Bachelor, is officially running for the House of Representatives.

The 28-year-old reality star, who is engaged to Lauren Bushnell, is running for the House of Representatives in Colorado as a member of the Republican party.

Ben filed a nomination form this past Friday, according to the Denver Post. He is running for House District 4 against Democratic incumbent Dan Pabon, who recently pleaded guilty for driving under the influence and was sentenced to a year of probation.

WOULD YOU VOTE for The Bachelor‘s Ben Higgins?

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The Bachelor's Sean Lowe Shares First Photo of Son Samuel!

Sean Lowe holds his newborn son Samuel Thomas in his arms in this adorable photo shared to his Instagram account!

The 32-year-old former The Bachelor star and his wife Catherine Giudici welcomed their first child over the weekend.

“My boy and me,” Sean captioned the photo. Catherine also posted a photo of herself and the baby boy, which she captioned, “Samuel Thomas, I think I’m in love :).”

A few days before the baby’s birth, Sean revealed that Catherine was ten months along in her pregnancy.

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The Bachelor's Ben Higgins Might Be Running for Office!

Ben Higgins, the latest star of The Bachelor franchise, might be running for a seat in the Colorado House of Representatives!

The 28-year-old reality star is “seriously considering a run” to represent House District 4, according to The Colorado Independent.

Ben, who is engaged to Lauren Bushnell, has already launched a website in which people can sign up for updates on his campaign. He will be getting the support of the Republicans and running against the current seat holder, Speaker Pro Tem Dan Pabon, a Democrat.

Willie Pinkston, the Republican nominee for the district, plans on stepping down if Ben decides to run.

“Whatever lies ahead, love, grace, and hope are ideals that guide my life. I will take them with me into my next adventure,” Ben said in a statement. “Lauren and I aren’t sure yet what that will be, but in terms of representing House District 4, Willie Pinkston is an amazing person and any decision I make regarding entering the race will be based on what is best for Willie, his family and for Lauren and me.”

WOULD YOU VOTE for Ben Higgins if he was running in your district?

Jake Pavelka Surprises JoJo on 'Bachelorette,' Not Competing

Jake Pavelka, one of the former suitors on The Bachelor, made a surprise appearance during the premiere of JoJo Fletcher‘s season of The Bachelorette!

The 38-year-old pilot is actually a longtime family friend of the new bachelorette and he popped up right before the rose ceremony to offer his pal some advice.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jake Pavelka

Some of the guys recognized him and immediately freaked out that they might have more competition this season. He will not be a contestant though!

Watch the clips from the season premiere moment below!


Jake Pavelka Surprises JoJo on ‘Bachelorette’ – Part 1

Click inside to see what happened next on The Bachelorette… More Here! »

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Pregnant Bachelorettes Show Off Baby Bumps on Mag Cover!

Ali Fedotowsky and Catherine Giudici show off their baby bumps on the cover of Fit Pregnancy‘s June 2016 issue.

The ladies both shot to fame on The BachelorAli came in fourth place in the 2010 season and later became The Bachelorette that year while Catherine was chosen by Sean Lowe on the 2013 season.

While Sean and Catherine are married and still going strong, Ali moved on and found love with Kevin Manno.

Here is what the ladies said about their growing bellies:

Ali: “While it’s crazy to get on the scale and see your number so high, I’m all about my growing belly. I feel sexier now than ever before, partly because Kevin writes me notes every single week about how beautiful I am.”

Catherine: “As much as I know I deserve some grace, I feel like my boobs are out of control. I didn’t buy maternity clothes until 24 weeks along because I was trying to fit into my usual stuff, which wasn’t working.”

Make sure to watch JoJo Fletcher‘s season premiere as The Bachelorette on Monday night at 8/7c on ABC!

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The Bachelor's Ben Higgins & Lauren Bushnell Have a Broadway Date Night!

Ben Higgins and his fiancee Lauren Bushnell stand on the stage at the Minskoff Theatre following a performance of The Lion King on Thursday (March 17) in New York City.

The 27-year-old The Bachelor star and Lauren, 25, had their second date in public at the Broadway show.

Ben and Lauren had their first official date in public on Wednesday when they stepped out at the Landmarc Restaurant for dinner.

“First date success! Even got a surprise meeting from the man himself @chefmarcmurphy!” Ben captioned the below photo on Instagram.

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25+ pictures inside of Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell at a Broadway show… More Here! »

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