’19 Kids and Counting’ father running for Arkansas Senate

SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Jim Bob Duggar, whose significant family members was highlighted in the TLC fact exhibit “19 Young children and Counting,” has declared he is managing for a seat in the Arkansas Senate.

Duggar, who earlier served in the Arkansas Household, announced Friday on the family’s Fb webpage that he’s operating for the district in northwest Arkansas that features Springdale.

Past 7 days, Republican state Sen. Lance Eads resigned the seat to take a task in the private sector. A unique election will be referred to as to fill the expression.

TLC pulled “19 Young children and Counting” in 2015 over revelations that Duggar’s son, Josh, experienced molested 4 of his sisters and a babysitter. His mother and father said he confessed to the fondling and apologized. Josh Duggar has also apologized for his pornography habit and for cheating on his spouse.

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Josh Duggar is established to go to trial in federal court in November on two counts of downloading and possessing youngster pornography. He faces up to 20 many years in jail and fines of up to $250,000 on each and every rely if convicted.

A longtime family spokesman, Chad Gallagher, told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that no family members “is immune from tragedy, heartbreak or effects from the conclusions of the ones they really like.”

He added that it can be “important to be aware that Josh is a grown grownup.”

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

“Now additional than at any time, we have to have a bold voice that is professional-relatives, pro-small business, pro-gun and pro-daily life,” Duggar stated in the announcement. “It’s time for conservatives to need brave leadership that places Arkansas families, work, and our constitutional liberties first.”

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

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