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TV's Duggar Family to Campaign for Cuccinelli

"19 Kids and Counting'' stars plan bus tour in support of Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate.

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    The Duggar family participates in a musical performance at the Values Voter Summit on Sept. 17, 2010 in Washington, D.C. The annual summit drew nearly 2,000 people to advocate for conservative causes.

    A busload of reality television stars -- all from the same family -- will cruise through Virginia to support Republican Ken Cuccinelli's gubernatorial campaign.

    The Duggar family from the TLC series "19 Kids and Counting'' is planning a three-day bus tour starting Monday. The Duggars will make stops in Lynchburg, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Fredericksburg and Woodbridge in support of Cuccinelli, the father of seven.

    The tour is sponsored by Family Research Council Action. The executive director of the conservative advocacy group is 25-year-old Josh Duggar, the oldest of the 19 Duggar children. He, his wife and their own three children recently moved to the D.C. area, a transition chronicled on the family's show.

    The Duggar family is familiar with the campaign trail: They publicly campaigned for former Sen. Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election, and family patriarch Jim Bob Duggar served as an Arkansas state representative from 1999 to 2003. He lost a primary bid for the U.S. Senate in 2002.