Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Jim Bob's Election Results

At the end of October, Jim Bob Duggar announced his candidacy for Arkansas state Senate District 7. The primary took place a few days ago, and Jim Bob lost. According to the official election results, he received just over 15% of the vote. His official statement can be found on his political Facebook page.

 
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

40 comments:

  1. This should be the end of any political running for him or his children. There are people far more qualified. It's never a popularity contest.

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    1. I totally agree. They need to stay out of the public eye.

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    2. 7:32 PM. MO- I agree completely. :o)

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    3. Anonymous December 21st, 2021 at 7:32pm

      Agreed

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    4. No eligible citizen should be discouraged from running for office. Interesting life paths make for interesting points of view. These are nice people with good values. They are patriotic. Sorry they’ve got a bad apple. Few families are without troubles. Also, very well written statement from JB. While criticized to the hilt for every word, they unfailing write very decent statements in times of success and strife.

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    5. Why does his children have to punished? You don't know them personally or have the right to say anyone is or not qualified if you are not a politican yourself lol.

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    6. I come from a family of elected officials. I can say without a doubt that the Duggars are not qualified. It takes a lot of experience (a wide scope) and wisdom (education) to do a good job as an elected official. It's not something you go right into, from home school to a car lot to shouldering all that responsibility. Yes, you might get elected if you make friends with enough people. But that doesn't mean you will do a good job. It could be like going from mechanic to brain surgeon for those Duggar kids. A few missing steps in there.

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    7. Right lol! @2:10.

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    8. I believe Jim Duggar was an elected official a few years ago, can't remember for what. Not sure why you think he wouldn't be qualified to be an elected official.

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    9. Jim Bob has been in politics for decades. This isn't his first rodeo.

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    10. He has not been in an elected position for decades. Three or four years at most, and that was over 20 years ago.

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  2. I don't know who else was running, but it was terrible timing for him.

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  3. Personally, when things start going wrong in my life, I think the smartest thing to do is immediately go to God and ask Him to check my heart, attitudes, choices.

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  4. Came in third out of four running.

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  5. I think he should not have run, with the news around Josh, I think that definitely hurt his chance

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    1. But it was his son, not him.

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    2. His own son-in-law, Derrick, came out in support of another candidate, so yes...

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  6. I admire his desire to actually do something about the sad state of affairs in this country. Most people will complain about bad policies and government corruption, but never do anything about it. However, I think that Josh's repeated scandals have destroyed any hope for Jim Bob's political career.

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    1. I agree. And all Duggar kids for that matter.

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    2. The trouble with "draining the swamp" you tend to just trade one set of alligators for another. Biggest problem in government today is the inability for the people in office to compromise and very little gets done.

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  7. Too bad Jim Bob came up shop. Better luck next time.

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  8. A new Amazon Studios investigation docuseries is currently in the works about the controversial fundamentalist Institute of Basic Life Principles. It will expose the strong connection between some of reality TV mega families and the organization, including the Duggars, Plaths, and Bates. Amazon said that "This comes on the heels of the explosive Josh Duggar trial." I will be watching!

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  9. I think it's sad that Josh's crimes have tainted the family. It feels like the media is swooping down on the entire family like vultures, inciting the haters. I would definitely have voted for Jim Bob had I lived in his state. I want someone with patriotic, Conservative vales in office.

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  10. I believe they should stay out of the spot light. Too much has happened.

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    1. The siblings shouldn't be punished if they choose to stay in the spot light and use their platform.

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    2. 6:19 How are they being punished, exactly? If they choose to stay in the spotlight and use whatever platform they think they have, they open themselves up to criticism. That's not punishment.

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    3. @6:19pm: I agree with you, let the rest of the Duggar siblings use their platforms as they choose.

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  11. Merry Christmas to the Duggars! This has been a tough year...I hope this next year will be better one for all of us!

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  12. Personally we all have skeletons, we all fall short. What his child did probably hurt his chances, but that don't mean he isn't qualified. Their fame came from being a large family that don't mean they are perfect. I'm sure what happened only came to light because someone was jealous. It's unfortunate and I hate that it happen and it doesn't excuse the action. I'm sorry he hurt and violated folks. He should be punished, but that's it he has a family and they are being dragged into all this. Anna and his babies never would have guessed with would happen. Don't punish them they are innocent. I'm sure it hard for them. We all should be mindful of what we say.

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    1. I don't think federal investigators arrest people because they are jealous of them. Had JimBob never dragged his family into the spotlight with a TV show in the first place, they would not be dragged into the Josh mess now. He compromised their privacy from day 1. BTW, while some may question Anna's choices, no one is suggesting she be punished.

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    2. Wow. JB's election chances MAY have been affected by Josh's behavior but it probably wasn't the only factor. As for Josh. If crimes only came to light because "someone was jealous" that would be a sad state of affairs. Please don't minimize the crime Josh committed. Having a family should have stopped Josh from his bad actions and he obviously didn't care about the effect it would have on them. HE is the one who punished his family.

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  13. Elly could you please remove the picture of Josh? As a victim this is a big problem for me and many other people. It is about respect. There are nice pictures of Anna and her childeren. This is hurtful.

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    1. It might be hurtful to the family to have his face removed. I don't know how they would feel about it. I'm sure they're having lots of emotions.

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  14. I’ve noticed that they’ve been really quiet on the Duggar Blog and I haven’t been seeing a lot of blog posts or updates.

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  15. Yes. Another well thought out statement from the Duggars. Now let's move on.

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  16. Here's hoping that Jedidiah & Jeremiah, are both enjoying their 23rd Birthdays!!!!!

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  17. Dear Jim bob and Michelle Duggar, I am glad Jim bob tried his best & also my parents and I are really praying that your family is healing & getting better hopefully by the end of this summer sometime hopefully it won't be a very a long time but take as much time as needed but I really am praying for a new show with very long seasons my parents and I would love ♥️ for that to happen and we can't wait to watch see everyone back on cable tv we will be very excited ❣️ and happy 😅 Jim bob & Michelle will you both tell my parents and I when you & the Duggar family members and the extended family members will
    officially return to cable tv with a new show & hopefully long new seasons ? that would really be happy 😁 & excited ❣️ for my parents and I I also heard that would be coming back officially possibly in 2022/2023 It's not a rumor or Hollywood gossip it's true ? I even searched for this & found nothing. Jim bob and Michelle please let us know when you can. Natasha b

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    1. Natasha. Please give up on the TV show. Those days are long gone for the Duggars.

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    2. It's a rumor. The Duggar brand is damaged beyond reality TV repair.

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  18. Please Natasha let them go in peace. They won't be back. God Bless, Shelia

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