Ben Higgins Confirms Congressional Run in Colorado

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Ben Higgins officially wants your vote.

The former Bachelor contestant has made the political rumor into a reality, announcing today that he is running as a Republican in Colorado's House District 4.

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This Denver State House district that is predominantly Democratic and Higgins will be facing off against Democratic Representative Dan Pabon, according to The Associated Press.

Higgins is 28 years old.

He's best only known for having starred on the latest season of The Bachelor.

We can't guarantee that Higgins will keep any promises he makes on the campaign trail, but he has thus far kept his vow to marry Lauren Bushnell.

The couple has somehow managed to keep its romance intact, several months after filming concluded.

Some time later this year, Higgins and Bushnell will even star on the very first Bachelor spin-off to track the lives of a pairing that met on the series.

Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After will air on the Freeform network in the fall.

“I am definitely not a politician, but I have a lot to offer through my years in the financial service industry and, more importantly, my work in charitable and humanitarian organizations,” Higgins said in a statement to The Denver Post yesterday.

Higgins had previously said the following to Us Weekly:

“People reach out to me about community development and planning and how to counsel places that need help, which is really cool because it isn’t something I necessarily had a platform on before, other than my service, and so through all of that the next question was post-Bachelor, this platform that I now had, what should we do with that?

"And one of the first things that came to mind was I’ve always had a large interest in politics.”

Higgins, of course, has no actual experience in politics.

So this all seems pretty crazy, doesn't it?

Why would anyone vote a reality star into any kind of political office, right?

There's no way this will work...

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