Duggars clan to stump for Akin

October 13, 2012

By Paige Winfield Cunningham-The Washington Times

Rep. Todd Akin, make room on your campaign platform — the Duggar family is on its way.

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar – and many of their 19 children – campaigned for Rick Santorum during the Republican presidential primaries and now they’re heading to Missouri to stump for Mr. Akin, the GOP congressman and home-school hero who is trying to unseat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Possibly the country’s most famous home-schooling family, the Duggars star on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” a television show that follows them in their daily lives in northern Arkansas. The family met Mr. Akin at a Patriot Day rally and “really fell in love” with him and his wife, Lulli, Mr. Duggar said.

“Todd Akin is a true-blood conservative,” Mr. Duggar told The Washington Times. “He’s somebody we believe in.”

It’s a natural partnership, since the Akins educated their six children at home and home-schoolers are among their most devoted and active supporters.

And Mr. Akin is sure to welcome the Duggars’ help, as he struggles to make up ground in the race after his claim that women are unlikely to become pregnant due to “legitimate” rape alienated most in his party — including the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which refuses to contribute to his race.

Mr. Duggar said that’s an “excuse,” saying that Senate Republicans don’t want to support someone as conservative as Mr. Akin, who is one of the staunchest pro-life, anti-gay marriage advocates in Congress.

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