Josh Duggar’s dad loses his bid for Arkansas Senate

Two candidates are headed for a run-off for the Republican nomination for an Arkansas state Senate seat, beating out other candidates which included reality TV star Jim Bob Duggar.

From the Associated Press:

The poll results from Tuesday’s election show that Colby Fulfer, who is chief of staff for the city of Springdale, won over 46% of the vote. Steve Unger won over 36% of the vote. The two will face off in a Jan. 11 primary runoff.

Duggar drew roughly 15% of the vote.

Fulfer was elected to the Springdale City Council in 2016 and served until 2020, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette reported. Unger served 31 years in the Navy. Both announced their bids in November.

Duggar previously served one term in the Arkansas House. His large fundamentalist Christian family was featured on TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting reality TV show, which ended in 2015.

Sky Palma

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