Chris Soules, the Bachelor in the upcoming season 19, seems nice but perhaps too political, according to a former contestant on the show.
Lesley Murphy, who competed on The Bachelor season 19, says that from the outside looking in Soules’ recent meet ups with elected officials around Iowa, including Texas governor Rick Perry, prompts the question of whether Soules’ will bring his politics into the show.
“It’s usually very unbiased — it’s not left wing or right wing,” the 27-year-old told Wetpaint.
“When they throw Texas Governor Rick Perry in there, though, that’s pretty much swinging hard right.”
Murphy campaigned for Barack Obama in 2008 and has served as an executive assistant to Democratic strategist Paul Tewes.
Whether Soules continues to mix with officials remains unclear as the the 2015 campaign year approaches, but Murphy advises against it.
“It’s hard to mix reality show and politics and come out successful,” she said.
Soules, a farmer in Iowa, got in third place in the last season of The Bachelorette, with Andi Dorfman.
Filming has already started on season 19 but few spoilers have come out.
The season is slated to start in January 2015.