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