Many fans of “The Bachelor” were rooting for Chase McNary to be the man handing out roses this winter, but the nod went to Nick Viall instead. From the looks of things, it has not taken this “Bachelorette” castoff long to find a new romance. The gal he is seemingly hanging out with these days may stir up some controversy among franchisefans though.

Who seems to have captured Chase McNary's attention?

As gossip guru Reality Steve details, Chase McNary has been spotted in Las Vegas with conservative political commentator Tomi Lahren. It looks like McNary is out in Vegas for the IHeartFestival, as are a number of other “Bachelor Nation” folks.

Lahren is out there as well and it looks like they are spending some quality time together.

Those who follow Chase or Tomi via social media may not be completely shocked to see the two together in Vegas. They have been bantering back-and-forth a bit online and some followers even mentioned that they would be a hot couple. Adding some fuel to the are-they-or-aren't-they fire, Lahren did not take long to retweet Reality Steve's post with the link to his blog about the two possibly being a couple.

Could this 'Bachelorette' star face backlash over this?

Why would this pairing be so buzzworthy? Tomi is a pretty controversial political commentator who tends to rile people up frequently. Based on a look through Chase's social media pages, it is fairly easy to see that he is likely conservative as well, but the idea of the pairing of the two still jolts many “Bachelor Nation” fans.

It is too early to tell if this potential romance between Chase and Tomi is going to get serious, but the news definitely has “Bachelorette” fans buzzing. If indeed McNary finds love with Lahren, he will probably be feeling quite content that he didn't get the “Bachelor” nod as many fans had been hoping.

It doesn't look like Chase McNary and Tomi Lahren are looking to confirm or deny much of anything at this point, so fans will have to stay tuned for updates on this front. What do you think of this combination? Do you think that Chase and Tomi could end up being a serious romantic couple?