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Josh Duggar, kid No. 1 from TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting, will be moving to the District later this month. His new position: executive director of the conservative Christian lobbying group FRC Action, an affiliate of the Family Research Council.
Duggar announced the new job in an interview on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins Monday night. The eldest of the Duggar brood will be making the move along with his wife and three children, whose adventures in D.C. were featured in a recent episode of the TLC show. The excitement included struggling with a map outside a downtown Jos. A. Bank and munching on treats from Georgetown Cupcake.
This isn’t the first time a Duggar has dipped a toe in the District or in politics. The family matriarch, Michelle Duggar, received Woman of the Year honors at CPAC 2011, and the family stumped for Rick Santorum during the 2012 GOP presidential primary race.
For those hoping the transplanting of a Duggar to the big city will necessitate a spin-off show (or those who just want to know whether they’ve got to re-route their morning commutes around TV crews), TLC has yet to respond to questions about possible D.C.-themed programming.
Screenshot from TLC