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‘Bringing Up Bates’ Family Member Announces Political Campaign

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A member of the Bringing Up Bates family has announced their political campaign. This news was shared online as 2023 began this week. So, who’s running for office? What position are they hoping to land? Keep reading for all of the details.

This isn’t the first time that an extended member of the Bates family has run for office. You may recall hearing about John Webster’s dad, Daniel, who is a U.S. representative for Florida’s 11th congressional district. Alyssa Bates Webster has shared YouTube videos about him in the past.

Now, someone else is getting involved in politics.

Bringing Up Bates Family Member Announces Political Campaign

This week, Michael Clark, Travis’s brother, announced that he is running for office. Travis is Katie Bates’ husband, so Michael is her brother-in-law. While most of the Bates family members live in Tennesee, Katie moved to New Jersey, which is where Travis’s family is from.

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Michael is running for a position in New Jersey’s state assembly in the fourth legislative district. According to the campaign flyer, he claims that the “fourth legislative district has been under Democrat control for too long.” As a “young conservative,” he wants to make a change. 

Below, you can see a snap of Michael, along with the rest of the Clark family.


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Fans React To This Big News

On RedditBringing Up Bates fans are discussing the fact that Michael Clark is running for office. Many are upset by this and think this is a ridiculous decision. He will turn 24 in January 2023, so some fans feel that he isn’t qualified to run for office. They think he needs more knowledge and life experience before doing so.

One fan said, “These people have zero education and credentials and then think running for public office representing a whole population of constituents is a f****** good idea.”

Some assume that his run will be a flop. This is because the Bringing Up Bates family’s friend, Jed Duggar, ran for office in Arkansas a couple of years ago and did not win. Fans think Jed lost due to the reputation that the Duggars have these days, especially after Josh was found guilty of child pornography. The Bates family doesn’t appear to have any major controversies like this, but plenty of people have found reasons to dislike them.

Fans will have to wait and see what happens with Michael’s campaign. Be on the lookout for more updates about this soon.

So, what do you think of this Bringing Up Bates relative’s political campaign? Does this surprise you? Sound off in the comments section below, and come back for the latest Bates family news.

Aubrey Chorpenning

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