Two votes and counting: The Duggars are stumping for Rick Santorum

Michelle-Duggar

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It’s a(nother) reality show waiting to happen: Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of the TLC  series 19 Kids and Counting are stumping for the GOP candidate Rick Santorum. According to USA Today, the reality show parents, who have been supporters of Santorum throughout his campaign, will stump for the former Pennsylvania senator at events today in Florida as Santorum is at a Philadelphia hospital with his 3-year-old daughter (who suffers from a rare and often fatal condition known as Trisomy 18).

The union of the Duggars (who are bringing five of their of-voting-age children along with them on the campaign trail) and Santorum is an unsurprising one, as both parties have similar conservative views (Michelle Duggar said at a South Carolina campaign stop that her family supports Santorum as, “He has proven that he always stands for life”) and have unfortunately dealt with their share of tragic medical issues with their children. (The Duggars’ 19th child, Josie, spent four months in neonatal intensive care, and the couple lost their expected 20th child, Jubilee Shalom, in a miscarriage.)

But the Duggars are hardly the only famous faces showing support for a Republican candidate in the upcoming election. As my colleague Mandi Bierly pointed out, Kelly Clarkson, Vince Vaughn, Clint Eastwood, Chuck Norris, Bill Maher, and former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura are just some of the stars to endorse Ron Paul, while Cindy Crawford has backed front-runner Mitt Romney. (On the other end of the political spectrum, Oprah Winfrey, Eva Longoria, Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Will Ferrell, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jamie Foxx are among those in Hollywood who will back President Barack Obama for reelection.)

Read more:
Michelle Duggar records audio letter for late daughter Jubilee: ‘You were not loved any less because you were baby No. 21′
Duggars hold memorial for baby Jubilee Shalom
The Iowa caucuses: Where Santortum surged


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