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‘Pro-life, pro Second Amendment’: Josh Duggar’s brother announces Arkansas political run

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The younger brother of ex-reality TV star, Josh Duggar, has announced his candidacy for Arkansas State Representative District 89, according to Radar Online.

On November 3, Jed Duggar posted on Instagram that his candidacy will be based on his conservative Christian beliefs.

“Pro-life. Pro Second Amendment. Pro Religious Liberty. Combat the Opioid Crisis. Lower Taxes. More Jobs & Growth. Strong Economy,” he wrote.

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The Duggar family was featured on the reality TV show 19 Kids and Counting, which chronicled the lifestyle of parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, their 19 children, and their fundamentalist Christian belief system. In 2015, the couple’s eldest son, Josh Duggar, was discovered to have molested four of his sisters and a babysitter between 2002 and 2003. The revelations led to the show being canceled in 2015.

Josh was also outed for having an account on the infidelity hook-up site AshleyMadison.com. According to Gawker at the time, Duggar paid a total of $986.76 for two different monthly Ashley Madison subscriptions starting in February of 2013 and abruptly ended them in May of 2015.

Watch Jed Duggar’s announcement, which was posted to his YouTube channel this Sunday:


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Trump-loving media’s attacks on Joe Biden have all been epic flops so far: data

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Pro-Trump media websites have been trying to pull the same trick on Joe Biden that they pulled on Hillary Clinton in 2016 -- but so far, none of their attacks on the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee have gained traction.

Axios reports that data from right-wing news websites shows that reader engagement on three key anti-Biden stories -- his alleged mental decline, his son Hunter Biden's former job with Ukrainian energy company Burisma, and sexual assault allegations by Tara Reade -- have all fizzled.

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Trump aides frustrated by his ‘nonsensical’ Biden attacks in Ohio: AP reporter

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During a segment on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Associated Press White House correspondent Jonathan Lemire stated that aides close to President Donald Trump thought the president made some good points about the U.S. economy on Thursday -- only to have his message overlooked when he attacked former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Dave Wasserman, the U.S. House editor for the Cook Report, told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that demographic changes had turned formerly reliable red states into competitive congressional races, and that same dynamic had made Trump's re-election campaign even more challenging.

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