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TV's Duggar Family Campaigns for Cuccinelli in Woodbridge Wednesday

"19 Kids and Counting" stars campaigning in Virginia this week for Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli.

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013  |  Updated 3:23 PM EDT
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TV's Duggars in Woodbridge for Cuccinelli Campaign

Family Research Council

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Nineteen kids and campaigning: TV's ever-growing Duggar family visited Woodbridge, Va., Wednesday in support of gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli.

The Duggars, stars of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," are wrapping up a three-day bus tour from in support of the Republican candidate.

On Wednesday afternoon, they met with fans and snapped pictures at the Heritage Baptist Church and School in Woodbridge for abour an hour before beginning the rally shortly before 2:30 p.m.

Cuccinelli's wife, Telro Cuccinelli, was also due to at the rally.

The appearance came after a morning spent at a Fredericksburg church.

"We are so excited to be here in Virginia to endorse Ken Cuccinelli and E.W. Jackson," said Michelle Duggar, mom to 19, earlier. "...Ken Cuccinelli has consistently stood up for women and their unborn children, fought for lower taxes and less government."

Cuccinelli, himself the father of seven, joined the Duggars at the Values Bus Tour's Richmond stop Tuesday, snapping a picture with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar; 10 of their children, including 25-year-old Josh; Josh's wife, Anna, and their baby son.

The family also appeared at Liberty University Monday and Regent University in Virginia Beach Tuesday.

The tour is sponsored by the Family Research Council Action, which employs Josh Duggar as their executive director. Josh and Anna Duggar and their three small children recently moved to the D.C. area for the new gig, a transition chronicled on the family's show.

“We are excited to travel across Virginia and express our enthusiastic support for Ken Cuccinelli for governor and E.W. Jackson for lieutenant governor," Josh Duggar. "Both of these men are deeply concerned about the issues impacting the family and our broader culture.... Virginians have an opportunity to send a message at the ballot box that will be heard across the entire country."

The Duggars are hardly strangers to the campaign trail.

They publicly campaigned for former Sen. Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election, and family patriarch Jim Bob Duggar served two terms as an Arkansas state representative. He lost a primary bid for the U.S. Senate in 2002.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have 19 children ranging in age from three to 25, and three grandchildren.

"Our goal is to encourage faith, family and freedom," said Josh Duggar in a video released by FRC Action.

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