Former “Bachelor” Ben Higgins just got a rose from GOP honchos in Colorado who really, really want him … to run for the state’s House of Representatives.
Higgins, who was the reality show’s leading ladies man in season 20, may be ditching the small screen for Congress, exploring a run on the Republican ticket in Colorado’s 4th District. According to the Colorado Statesman, Higgins, a 28-year-old former account manager for a software company, has already been meeting with GOP power brokers in his district this week.
“I’m very impressed with Ben,” said Willie Pinkston, another Republican candidate for the seat, who told the Statesman he would step aside so that Higgins could run.
Higgins would be running against Democratic Rep. Dan Pabon, who is seeking his fourth term representing the district.
The reality star even has a new website up and running, though by the looks of it he could really use a graphic designer.
Higgins’s fiancée, Lauren Bushnell, moved to Denver to live with Higgins after wrapping their season of the ABC show.
The best part? He kinda still sounds like he’s on the set of “The Bachelor,” telling The Colorado Independent, “Whatever lies ahead, love, grace and hope are ideals that guide my life. I will take them with me into my next adventure.”
Yeah. We kinda puked in our mouths too.