'Bachelor' Star Ben Higgins Drops Out Of Race For Public Office After Less Than 24 Hours — For Real
This has to be the fastest anyone has dropped out of any campaign race. Bachelor star Ben Higgins dropped out of the race for public office in Colorado, he announced in a statement Friday. On Thursday night, the Associated Press confirmed Higgins' run for office as a Republican. Then, less than 24 hours later, the reality star reveals he has to drop out in light of learning some "information." More on that in a bit, but here is his full 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.
Now, let's discuss this "information" that he received. At this time, it remains unclear what it is, but clearly it was serious enough to make him pull out of the race so fast. In due time, further details may be released, but until then, Bachelor Nation remains in the dark together.
In June, Higgins' political ambitions were announced, along with an official website. While speaking with The Colorado Independent in June, Higgins said he is "definitely not a politician," but felt like he had plenty to offer. "Whatever lies ahead, love, grace, and hope are ideals that guide my life. I will take them with me into my next adventure," he added. “Lauren [Bushnell] 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."
Unfortunately for Higgins, what lies ahead is no longer a successful run for office.