Jed Duggar, 21, faces huge fines for accepting illegal $9,000 campaign donation as he’s snubbed by famous siblings – The Sun

Jed Duggar, 21, faces huge fines for accepting illegal $9,000 campaign donation as he’s snubbed by famous siblings – The Sun

10/21/2020

JED Duggar faces a huge fine after pocketing illegal donations for his state senate campaign.

The Counting On star, 21, accepted $8,400 from a single donor in Louisiana – which is triple the legal amount in the state of Arkansas.

Jed, who is running for Arkansas State Representative for District 89, received the donations from Ross Little, a retired banker in Lafayette, Louisiana.

One of the donations appear to be in what could be his wife's name but are all registered to same address, vlogger Without A Crystal Ball reported.

The first $2,800 donation arrived on August 30 and the second donation of $5,600 was recorded for September 9, according to financial filings with the Arkansas Secretary of State.

The maximum a single donor can donate is $2,400 in Arkansas.


Jed could end up getting fined $3,500 per violation – so $7,000 overall.

He can use the donations to pay the fine, but it has to be reported as campaign expenditure if it exceeds more than $100.

Jed – who announced his "pro-life, pro-gun" campaign last November – has received donations from several family members.

His brothers John, Joseph, James and Jason and Jessa's husband Ben Seewald and Joy's husband Austin Forsyth have all donated $500 each.

Counting On patriarch Jim Bob, meanwhile, gave his son $300.

Jed – who was mocked for saying he wants to "grow jobs" in his campaign – appears to have donated $25,000 to himself.

The young candidate has been snubbed by several family members, including brothers Josiah, Josh – who is living in a warehouse – and his sisters Jill, Jinger and Jana.

Jill and her husband Derick recently confirmed they are feuding with Jim Bob and Michelle, as they claimed they weren’t paid for their appearances on Counting On.


Jed left his family’s rural compound and moved to Springdale last year, making him eligible for the District 89 race against Megan Godfrey, a Democrat first elected in 2018.

He announced his candidacy over Instagram with the caption: “I’m announcing my candidacy for Arkansas State Representative District 89 in Springdale.

"I’d appreciate your prayers, support and your vote!”

Jed has been promoting his stance on conservative values, religious liberty and other issues.

Jed promises to lower taxes, defend citizen’s rights to keep and bear arms, support the veteran community, combat the opioid crisis and more.

He explained in a video: “I am a Christian and I will stand up for religious liberty, I am pro-life and will be an advocate for the unborn, and I will always defend our Second Amendment.

"With your support, I will be a strong, conservative voice in Little Rock for District 89.”

 

 

 

 

 

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