Duggars on stump for Missouri's Akin

Posted: October 15, 2012 at 8:02 a.m.

The Duggars sing and play at a wedding when new episodes of 19 Kids and Counting kick in at 8 p.m. today on TLC.

— Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin his getting some help from a large Arkansas family that has its own TV reality show.

Akin’s campaign says the family of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar will be appearing at several of his campaign events this week. The Duggars star on the TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting, which gets its name from the fact they have 19 children.

Michelle Duggar plans to participate in a women-for-Akin event Tuesday in Springfield, Mo. The Duggar family is supposed to attend rallies with Akin later that day in Osage Beach and Wednesday in Farmington and Poplar Bluff.

Akin, a Republican, is running against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in the Nov. 6 election.

In this photo taken Sept. 21, 2012, Republican Rep. Todd Akin speaks during a debate in the Missouri Senate race in Columbia, Mo. Written off by many ...