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Colby Fulfer Beats Jim Bob Duggar in Arkansas GOP Primary | Political News

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) —

A former metropolis councilor received the Republican nomination in a particular main election Tuesday evening, beating out candidates that included “19 Kids and Counting” father Jim Bob Duggar.

The ballot outcomes present that candidate Colby Fulfer, who’s chief of employees for the town of Springdale, received over 46% of the vote. Duggar drew roughly 15% of the vote.

Fulfer was elected to the Springdale City Council in 2016 and served till 2020, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette reported. He introduced his bid for the seat in November.

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He and Duggar had been amongst 4 Republicans searching for their get together’s nomination for the state Senate seat, which opened up following the resignation of Republican Sen. Lance Eads.

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The election got here days after one in every of Duggar’s sons, Josh, was convicted in federal courtroom of receiving and possessing baby pornography.

The elder Duggar beforehand served one time period in the Arkansas House. His giant household was featured on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” actuality TV present from 2008 to 2015.

Other GOP candidates included Edge Nowlin, a retired IBM engineer, and Steve Unger, a retired U.S. Navy captain. Two Democrats sought their get together’s nomination.

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