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Eldest Duggar Child Is Moving to D.C.

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


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  • Bac

    The only encouraging thing that is the silly journalism that the CP cranks out day after day is that maybe everyone is lulled into such a stupor that no bad decisions will be made. I know that's not true even as I write it, but what I'm trying to say is if everyone is trying to outdo each other for the inane observation of the day, and no one is reporting on or caring about real issues and trying to make it a real community, then ..... you see where I'm going.

    Sometimes the CP reminds me of that Jon Stewart sketch where the reporter is dazzled by bubbles floating in the air and can't focus on what he's supposed to be writing about.

  • name

    I can't wait until he has 17 kids are living in public housing in Anacostia on food stamps.

  • dc only

    No, Anacostia is gentrfying, per CP article, I think the new ghetto should be H Street, NE since so many of the same kind live there

  • CHSC

    At least DCist addressed FRC's hate group designation by the SPLC. WCP only says "conservative Christian lobbying group FRC Action, an affiliate of the Family Research Council." Nice one!

  • b

    I can't imagine someone like this would chose to live in the city. TLC will say he lives in DC when in reality it's someplace in Virginia.

  • http://ConsDem ConsDem

    Eveytime I hear anything about this family with 19 kids - I get the willies. EWWWWW.

  • rayul

    So let me get this straight...this guy with no college education and whose last job was as a used car salesman was tapped to be the ED of a lobbying org? Wow is all I can say.

  • Typical DC BS

    Sorry name, that's a DC thang (17 kids and living in public housing in Anacostia). The Duggars support themselves, unlike so many DC denizens.