Patriarch of reality T.V.’s Duggar family ,Jim Bon Duggar. has lost a primary race for the Arkansas state senate.

His loss comes days after his eldest son John was found guilty by the jury in his child abuse case.

“I want to thank those of you who voted for me, volunteered, contributed, and supported me in my race for Arkansas State Senate District 7,” Duggar wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday adding his congratulations for the top two Republican candidates in the race- Colby Fulfer and Steve Unger– who will advance to a run-off election in January.

Poll results show that Duggar won 15% of the vote.

The 19 Kids And Counting star continued in his statement: “Whoever wins the Republican primary will have my support and prayer for victory as he faces a Democrat opponent on February 8. Above all, I am thankful to God for His love and kindness toward us, and pray He will cause His face to shine on our state and nation.”

Duggar announced that he had officially launched a Republican campaign for Arkansas State Senate District 7 in October.

He posted a statement on Facebook that he planned to run a pro-family, pro-business pro-gun and pro-life” campaign.

“I’m running for state Senate because these are unpredictable 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,” Duggar said in the release. “The fundamental principles that have made our nation great are under threat like never before.”

Duggar previously served in the Arkansas House of Representatives for four years from 1999-2002.

The loss of the Senate race is another blow to the Duggar family as their oldest son Josh Duggar was arrested in April on charges of receiving and possessing child pornography. He was found guilty last week.

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