Duggar Family, Stars Of '19 Kids And Counting,' Make Viral Campaign Video For Virginia Republican Ken Cuccinelli
The Duggar family, stars of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, brought their "Values Bus Tour" to Virginia last week to campaign for Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate for Governor of Virginia.
The Values Bus Tour was done in conjunction with the Family Research Council Action (FRC Action), of which eldest son Josh Duggar is the Executive Director. Over three days (Oct. 14-16), the Values Bus Tour traveled across Virginia, making stops at Liberty University, Regent University, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Woodbridge, to spread support for Cuccinelli.
“We are excited to travel across Virginia and express our enthusiastic support for Ken Cuccinelli for governor and E.W. Jackson for lieutenant governor. Both of these men are deeply concerned about the issues impacting the family and our broader culture. FRC Action and the Duggar Family are honored to join grassroots activists and voters across Virginia as we promote the message that this election is vitally important in protecting and defending our rights and freedoms. Virginians have an opportunity to send a message at the ballot box that will be heard across the entire country,” Josh Duggar said of the campaign.
At their Richmond stop, Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar and 10 of their 19 children met with Cuccinelli for a photo-op before continuing on their tour.
“We are so excited to be here in Virginia to endorse Ken Cuccinelli and E.W. Jackson…Ken Cuccinelli has consistently stood up for women and their unborn children, fought for lower taxes and less government,” Michelle said at a rally in Woodbridge, the family’s last stop.
The tour was not directly affiliated with Cuccinelli, but was funded by FRC Action and the FRC Action Pac.
On the tour, Jim Bob and Michelle visited NBC12, where they called for Cuccinelli’s opponent, Terry McAuliffe, to drop out of the race.
The Duggar’s trip was not entirely successful. Footage of Jim Bob stumbling over his lines while trying to deliver a sound bite in support of Cuccinelli to a local news station surfaced and was aired on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show.
The Duggars previously endorsed Rick Santorum’s run for President in 2012 and Jim Bob himself served two terms in the Arkansas House of Representatives and ran for Senate in 2002.
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong
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