|Updated: 2/09/2012 10:28 pm
||Published: 2/09/2012 10:22 pm
Some familiar faces followed Rick Santorum's campaign to Tulsa.
The Duggar family from The Learning Channel’s "19 Kids and Counting” stopped off at Hideaway Pizza to speak with FOX23 about backing a man who backs their values.
"We need somebody who can stand up whenever it’s not easy and do what it takes to keep America the number one nation in the world," said Jill Duggar, who will be voting in the Presidential Election for the first time this year.
The kids decorated a charter bus with signs saying “Rick Santorum for President,” to show their support. Joshua Duggar, the oldest child, says the first time they pulled up at a campaigning event it shocked everyone including Rick Santorum.
"He's sitting there in Iowa. He doesn't have a lot of support and he's kind of down in the polls. He looks out there and sees this bus," said the oldest Duggar.
He says Santorum didn't know it was their bus at first. He wondered who spent campaign money on it. Santorum found out shortly he had 19 new supporters willing to hit the road with him.
"It was encouraging to him as it has been to us to travel around to these states and see the tremendous support that people have for a man that's willing to stand for the values we all hold dear," Joshua Dugger told FOX23.
He says they both value family first and faith. The Duggars also like Santorum's pro-life and pro-marriage stance. They want to see change in the economy but say it starts at home.
"A strong economy starts with strong families," said the oldest Duggar.
Six of the Duggar children can vote in the presidential election. The family has traveled with Santorum to Iowa, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia. The film crew for the Duggars' reality show was on hand during today's event too.
They're shooting the next season.