Jim Bob Duggar Breaks Silence After Losing Election By A Landslide

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Jim Bob Duggar has issued a statement after being defeated in the Arkansas District 7 State Senate special primary election. As we reported, the results came in late on Tuesday night. Jim Bob came in third place among the Republican candidates and doesn’t qualify for the run-off election in January.

Fans have been shocked by Jim Bob’s campaign since he first announced he was running several months ago. In between his son Josh’s arrest and trial, Jim Bob shared his big news. As you likely know, Josh was convicted of child pornography charges just a week before the election.

Despite all of the negative attention the Duggar family has received, Jim Bob remained in the race. His friend, Jim Holt, his son-in-law Derick Dillard, and many others spoke out against him. Fans and critics filled his comments sections with discouraging words about him.

Others criticized his family values platform amid his own family’s issues. On Tuesday, Jedidiah Duggar posted and encouraged Arkansas voters to vote for his father. However, he was met with negative comments too.

Jim Bob Duggar, TLC

Jim Bob Duggar speaks out after his major defeat.

On his campaign Facebook page on Tuesday night, Jim Bob issued a statement, thanking everyone for their support. This post came shortly after the unofficial results came in.

He acknowledges everything going on with his family, writing, “It has been a difficult season for our family, so I am particularly grateful to those of you who have offered your prayers and encouragement.”

Finally, he says he loves his country, state, and Northwest Arkansas. He promises, “I will always do all I can to help advance conservative candidates and causes.”

Jim Bob turned off the comments on his posts. So, fans can’t respond to his statement directly. It’s safe to assume that Jim Bob isn’t allowing comments after receiving so many negative posts about him leading up to the election.

In his post, Jim Bob doesn’t reveal what’s next for him or his family. It’s unclear if he will go after another political position or accept this loss and move forward in life. There’s certainly plenty going on at home that fans think he should be focusing on. 

So, does it surprise you that Jim Bob Duggar lost the election by a landslide? What do you think of his post-election statement? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below. For more news about the Duggar family, come back to TV Shows Ace.

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