Jim Bob DuggarThe journey to become the Arkansas Senator has ended. 

The former 19 Children and Counting reality star lost in a Special Primary Election for Arkansas State Senate District 7. Republican fellow candidates Colby FulferAnd Steve Unger They are heading to Jan. 11 for the runoff election. 

Jim Bob, who previously served in the Arkansas House of Representatives and unsuccessfully ran for state and U.S. Senate, expressed his gratitude to everyone who assisted his campaign. He shared a Facebook message saying that he would like to thank all of those who voted in his favor, donated, supported and volunteered for him during the Arkansas State Senate District 7, race. I am honored to be surrounded by so many great people during this campaign.

Also, he may have mentioned son Josh Duggar“It was a tough season for my family. So I’m grateful to all of you who gave your support and prayers.” Our country, the state of Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas are important to me. To support conservative candidates and causes, I will continue to do my best.”