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‘Bachelor’ star Ben Higgins confirms he’s exploring House District 4 bid

Author: Ernest Luning - June 2, 2016 - Updated: June 2, 2016

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Denver Republican Benjamin Higgins, star of the most recent season of ABC-TV’s hit show The Bachelor, confirmed Thursday he’s considering a run for office in House District 4. “My priority is giving back to my community and serving my neighbors. Since the conclusion of The Bachelor, I have been exploring how I can best be of service,” Higgins said in a statement. “I am definitely not a politician, but I have a lot to offer through my years in the financial services industry and, more importantly, my work in charitable and humanitarian organizations.”

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Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. Since 2009, he has been the senior political reporter and occasional editor for The Colorado Statesman.