Ben Higgins Might Be Headed for a Future in Politics

Election year is here, and Donald Trump isn't the only unexpected candidate with unexpected political ambition. Nope, we could see a certain Bachelor star holding office in the very near future. Ben Higgins is reportedly running for the House of Representatives. Yes, that Ben Higgins.

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According to the Colorado Independent, the former Bachelor is "seriously considering" running for a Colorado seat in the House -- so seriously, in fact, that he's already set up a campaign website where those interested can sign up for an email list to get updates on his plans. And apparently, he's spent his free time chatting up local politicians about bills and policy.

And the people in Colorado are so sure Ben would be a great fit that the man who has already been nominated for the slot -- Willie Pinkston -- is willing to step down if Ben decides he's in. Whoa!

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Ben has also released the following statement to the site: 

Whatever lies ahead, love, grace, and hope are ideals that guide my life. I will take them with me into my next adventure. 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.

Interesting. #BenHiggins2016, anyone? Could be a reality! 

 

Image via higgins.ben/Instagram

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