’19 Kids and Counting’ Father Running for Arkansas Senate

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Michelle (L) and Jim Bob Duggar talk  astatine  the Values Voter Summit successful  Washington connected  Sept. 17, 2010. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Michelle (L) and Jim Bob Duggar talk astatine the Values Voter Summit successful Washington connected Sept. 17, 2010. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

SPRINGDALE, Ark.—Jim Bob Duggar, whose ample household was featured successful the TLC world amusement “19 Kids and Counting,” has announced he’s moving for a spot successful the Arkansas Senate.

Duggar, who antecedently served successful the Arkansas House, announced Friday connected the family’s Facebook leafage that he’s moving for the territory successful northwest Arkansas that includes Springdale.

Last week, Republican authorities Sen. Lance Eads resigned the spot to instrumentality a occupation successful the backstage sector. A peculiar predetermination volition beryllium called to capable the term.

TLC pulled “19 Kids and Counting” successful 2015 implicit revelations that Duggar’s son, Josh, had molested 4 of his sisters and a babysitter. His parents said helium confessed to the fondling and apologized. Josh Duggar has besides apologized for his pornography addiction and for cheating connected his wife.

Joshua Duggar Joshua Duggar. (Washington County Arkansas Jail via AP)

Josh Duggar is acceptable to spell to proceedings successful national tribunal successful November connected 2 counts of downloading and possessing kid pornography. He faces up to 20 years successful situation and fines of up to $250,000 connected each number if convicted.

A longtime household spokesman, Chad Gallagher, told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that nary household “is immune from tragedy, heartbreak oregon interaction from the decisions of the ones they love.”

He added that it’s “important to enactment that Josh is simply a grown adult.”

Jim Bob Duggar, who was calved and raised successful Springdale, and his woman Michelle person 20 children and 22 grandchildren.

“Now much than ever, we request a bold dependable that is pro-family, pro-business, pro-gun and pro-life,” Duggar said successful the announcement. “It’s clip for conservatives to request courageous enactment that puts Arkansas families, jobs, and our law liberties first.”

This is Duggar’s 2nd tally for the district. In 2006, helium was defeated successful the Republican primary.

The Associated Press

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