Jim Bob Duggar LOSES by a landslide in Arkansas Senate race after son Josh was found guilty of child pornography

JIM Bob Duggar LOST by a landslide in the Arkansas Senate race after his son Josh was found guilty of child pornography.

The election results were announced on Tuesday night.

According to the Arkansas State website, Jim Bob lost the election after only scoring 456 votes.

The number of votes earned by the Counting On alum makes up only 15.34 percent of the Republican vote. 

A total of 2,770 Republican ballots were cast on December 14, while an additional 202 people voted early.

Colby Fuller won the Republican election with 1,387 votes, which makes up 46.67 percent of votes.

Meanwhile, candidate Edge Nowlin earned 188 votes and Steve Unger won 941 votes.

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Last month, Jim Bob, 56, announced announced his candidacy for Arkansas State Senate District 7 seat, according to Arkansas Democrat Gazette.

Following backlash for the timing of his campaign, the father of 19 revealed he wouldn't be backing down or staying silent in his fight for the seat.

In a blog post, the TV star slammed “cancel culture” after his son Josh's arrest and said he refuses to let it stop him.

He wrote: “Like so many other families, we too have faced crises, difficulties, and heartbreak.

“…They say because our family has faced problems we should shrink away—this is why they are often so relentlessly unkind, but we cannot sit on the sidelines during a time when one of America’s most important battles is taking place.

“We are devoted to doing our part and making a difference for our children and grandchildren.”


Josh, 33, was found guilty of both possessing and receiving child pornography earlier this month.

Following the verdict reading, the ex reality star was ordered straight into custody.

The former TLC star looked back at his family when the court read out that he was found guilty.

While he didn’t cry, Josh was “teary-eyed” and “solemn” as he was cuffed, according to The Sun's reporter at the scene.

Josh stopped as he was being taken away to tell his wife Anna, 33, that he “loved” her.


Following the trial, Jim Bob took to his campaign’s Facebook page on Saturday to address his son's guilty verdict.

The Counting On alum wrote: “As a father, I am heartbroken over the entire situation regarding my son, all who have been affected by it in any way, and those who have been harmed through CSAM.

"As an American, I respect our legal system and am thankful for those who serve in it.

“As a Christian, I put all of my trust in Christ in both the joyful and difficult moments of life.”

The post then took a political turn as Jim Bob wrote: “As your state senator, I promise to remain an unwavering conservative voice representing our great community in Little Rock.

“Thank you for your prayers and support.”


Shortly after the Duggar patriarch shared the post, fans rushed to the comments section to slam him as “gross.”

A number of fans shared gifs to express how they felt about the post, as one fan wrote: “Please stop talking.”

Another called the aspiring Senator a “monster,” as a third chimed in: “You sit on a throne of lies.”

Jim Bob shares Josh, as well as his 18 other kids, with wife Michelle, 55.

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