Jim Bob Duggar wants to be the next Arkansas State Senator for District 7–– but more importantly, he wants your money!
The former Counting On and 19 Kids and Counting star, who announced he was running for Senate last month, has already launched his candidate website, though it seems he forgot to mention the specifics of his platform-– other than being “pro-family, pro-business, pro-gun and pro-life.”
While Jimmy B did make sure to sign his name with the Ichthys (aka the “Christian fish” symbol) and mention his “faith” several times, he failed to give details on what he plans to do to help his District should he be elected. He did make sure, however, to provide a tab where supporters can donate to his campaign.
Contributors are encouraged to fork over at least $25 to the Fundie father, though a “you decide” option is available for supporters interested in donating an amount other than those listed.
“YES, Jim Bob–I’m with you,” the campaign website states. “I am committing now to praying for you and am standing with you.”
As The Ashley previously reported, the seat Jim Bob is hoping to fill opened up last month when Senator Lance Eads resigned from the position after winning the election in 2020.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Jimmy B would have some competition in his quest for political power. The Duggar Patriarch will have to defeat retired Navy Captain Steve Unger and Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Springdale, Colby Fulfer, in order to get his mitts on the Senate seat.
Jim Bob previously served as a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1999 to 2003. In 2002, he ran for the U.S. Senate but lost. He went on to lose again in 2006, when he sought the Republican nomination for the District 35 seat in the Arkansas State Senate.
While Jim Bob’s son Jed Duggar was defeated last year in his bid to become the Arkansas State Representative for District 89 in Springdale, it’s Jim Bob’s oldest son, Josh Duggar, who is already causing Jim Bob to receive backlash over his candidacy.
After announcing his Senate run on social media, fans online encouraged Jim Bob to focus on “fixing” his own family before trying to get back into politics– referring to Josh’s upcoming child sex abuse trial, for which he is being charged for possessing and receiving child p0rnography.
Jim Bob will find out how much his son’s ongoing controversy– and how much his decision to continue helping Josh fight the charges mentioned above– have impacted his candidacy when the State Senate District 7 Special Primary Election takes place December 14.
(Photos: TLC; JimBobDuggar.com; Twitter)