Just two days after news surfaced that he was throwing his hat in the ring with a bid for the Colorado House, former “Bachelor” star Ben Higgins announced today that he has changed his mind and will not run for the office after all.
Higgins released a statement that raises more questions than it answers. Here’s the complete 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
Higgins, a 28-year-old Republican, was expected to face incumbent Democrat Dan Pabon, the Speaker Pro Tempore. Higgins starred on season 20 of ABC’s “The Bachelor,” which wrapped in March with his selection of Lauren Bushnell to become his fiancee.
Freeform will air the follow-up “Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After” in October.