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Josh Duggar's Dad Jim Bob Not Dropping Out Of Arkansas State Senate Race Despite Son's Conviction, Running On Anti-Abortion & Anti-Vaccine Mandates Platform

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Dec. 10 2021, Published 12:36 p.m. ET

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Josh Duggar’s dad Jim Bob could be the next Arkansas state senator come Tuesday, despite his son being convicted of possessing child pornography this week.

Back in October, Jim Bob announced he was running for Arkansas State Senate despite his son preparing to head to trial over child pornography charges.

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He said he was running a “pro-family, pro-business, pro-gun and pro-life” campaign.

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"I'm running for State Senate because these are unprecedented times in our nation. Out-of-control bureaucrats have put politics over common-sense policy with government mandates that force people to choose between earning a paycheck and violating their personal rights and beliefs," he said in a release.

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The race has narrowed down to four candidates Jim Bob Duggar, Colby Fulfer, Robert "Edge" Nowlin, and Steve Unger.

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Prior to Josh’s trial, Jim Bob was out and about shouting about vaccine mandates. He said the reason he decided to run was to fight for exemptions to vaccine mandates.

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Jim Bob says he also wants parents to make their own decisions about their kid’s medical decisions and plans to pass a bill banning the pill that induces abortions.

The former TLC star also spoke about wanting to pass legislation allowing abortion clinics to be sued.

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Early voting already started in Arkansas and election day is on Tuesday.

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As Radar previously reported, Josh was found guilty on two federal counts related to receiving and possessing child pornography. The disgusting material was found by Homeland Security agents on Duggar's work laptop. He denied downloading the illegal photos showing children as young as 5 being sexually abused.

The jury wasn't buying what he was selling and found him guilty after a trial that lasted over a week. The deliberations were swift with the jurors not having a hard time reaching their decision.

Duggar was taken into custody and will be sentenced at a later date.

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