Bahr and his wife are traveling to China to adopt two daughters, ages 5 and 9. The Bahrs started the adoption process in 2009, and the arduous ordeal has finally ended — unexpectedly — in the middle of the election.
"I consider traveling to China to pick up our daughters and to finalize the adoption as the most important thing I could be doing right now, regardless of whether there are political consequences," Bahr stated in a press release. "After so many months of waiting, we're grateful to finally receive travel approval. We are excited to meet our daughters, to embrace them, and to bring them home!"
If Bahr is a finalist in the April election, he will still have time after he returns from China for a short campaign blitz before the May 17 run-off.
The Bahrs already have five living children, as well as a son who passed away at birth.