’19 Kids And Counting’ Father Running For Arkansas Senate

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SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Jim Bob Duggar, whose big loved ones was featured in the TLC actuality exhibit “19 Children and Counting,” has introduced he’s operating for a seat in the Arkansas Senate.

Duggar, who previously served in the Arkansas Residence, announced Friday on the family’s Facebook page that he’s working for the district in northwest Arkansas that consists of Springdale.

Very last week, Republican point out Sen. Lance Eads resigned the seat to take a job in the private sector. A special election will be termed to fill the term.

Jim Bob Duggar is observed with his spouse, Michelle Duggar, and youngsters just after the beginning of her 17th baby in 2007 in Rogers, Ark.

TLC pulled “19 Young children and Counting” in 2015 about revelations that Duggar’s son, Josh, experienced molested four of his sisters and a babysitter. His mom and dad said he confessed to the fondling and apologized. Josh Duggar has also apologized for his pornography habit and for cheating on his wife.

Josh Duggar is set to go to demo in federal courtroom in November on two counts of downloading and possessing kid pornography. He faces up to 20 years in jail and fines of up to $250,000 on just about every depend if convicted.

A longtime family spokesman, Chad Gallagher, informed the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that no household “is immune from tragedy, heartbreak or impression from the selections of the types they enjoy.”

Duggar, seen with his wife Michelle Duggar in 2014, previously served in the Arkansas House.Duggar, viewed with his wife Michelle Duggar in 2014, earlier served in the Arkansas House.

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He added that it is “important to observe that Josh is a grown adult.”

Jim Bob Duggar, who was born and elevated in Springdale, and spouse, Michelle, have 20 youngsters and 22 grandchildren.

“Now additional than ever, we need a bold voice that is professional-family members, pro-company, professional-gun and pro-everyday living,” Duggar stated in the announcement. “It’s time for conservatives to demand courageous management that places Arkansas households, positions, and our constitutional liberties initially.”

This is Duggar’s 2nd run for the district. In 2006, he was defeated in the Republican key.