- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

DENVER (AP) - The most recent star of ABC’s “The Bachelor,” Ben Higgins, is running for public office in Colorado.

Higgins is running as a Republican in a Denver state House district that is overwhelmingly Democratic.

Higgins appeared last year on “The Bachelorette.” This year, he was star of “The Bachelor” and now lives in northwest Denver with his fiancee. The two have a new show airing this fall, “Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After.”

Higgins will face Democratic Rep. Dan Pabon, the second-ranking member of the House. Pabon was recently sentenced to one year probation after pleading guilty to drunken driving in March.

Higgins told The Denver Post (https://goo.gl/IvXqAB ) in a statement that he is “certainly not a politician” but that he has a lot to offer voters.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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