Brother weighs in against Scott Plakon in HD 29 battle with Tracey Kagan

Democrat Tracey Kagan is touting the endorsement of the brother of her opponent, Republican Rep. Scott Plakon, who made claims that could exacerbate a long-running family feud.

“Please read these courageous words from my opponent’s brother, Bob Plakon,” Kagan tweeted on Saturday as she retweeted a long statement that both endorsed Kagan and made strong and dubious criticisms of Scott Plakon.

Kagan and Plakon are in a rematch battle for House District 29 in western Seminole County.

From the beginning, the contest has featured harsh rhetoric and stark advertising. Kagan has accused Plakon of anti-Semitism. Plakon has accused Kagan of being anti-police and a radical. Kagan has accused Plakon of denying health care coverage during a pandemic.

Bob Plakon’s endorsement message has either the aura of inside-family revelations about the five-term House member or a lashing out from a family member who could be estranged.

Kagan, a criminal defense lawyer from Longwood, said Sunday that she did not solicit the statement in any way. It showed up as an unsolicited comment on her Facebook page, following a post she had published on her endorsement from the Orlando Sentinel.

It has gone from there to Twitter. Bob

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