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Published on July 29, 2019 -
political tweet stumbo
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political tweet stumbo

Sentence tweet is getting a lot of attention in the race for state attorney general.

Some feel that tweet from a former republican party staffer to a candidate's teenage daughter...was an inappropriate attack.

Abc36's alexus larson is in the studio.

Alexus, this started sunday night.

### yes, sunday night democratic candidate greg stumbo's teen daughter was calling out her dad's opponent on twitter...when former republican party staffer tres watson sent this tweet.

He says.... "if your father hasn't sat you down and told you about the entirety of his past, i'm sorry but it's only going to get worse.

I know this sucks to hear but if that's the case your father isn't who he's told you he is."

He added the hashtag sad and... he's a bad dude.

The tweet watson was responding to was one from stumbo's daughter kassidy...saying she was excited to meet her dad's opponent republican daniel cameron in person so quote "he can look me in the eyes and tell me how he sleeps at night knowing he's running a campaign based solely on lies and deceit!!!"

In past elections- we've seen candidates attack one another - but more recently we've seen attacks become more personal - involving the candidate's families.

Watson's tweet has some wondering if he went too far.

Stumbo sent a tweet of his own in return to watson's, saying.... "my kids and family should be off limits.

Attacking a teenager on twitter is pretty low, even for the @kygop.

The democratic party of kentucky is calling on stubmo's opponent daniel cameron to condemn watson's behavior.

In a statement, the democrats say "the families of candidates for office and elected officials should be off- limits.

The fact that the target of tres watson's abusive attack is still a teenager makes this all the more appalling, and requires a response from daniel cameron."

Cameron hasn't responded yet.

I spoke to his campaign manager about an hour ago...and he said watson isn't associated with the campaign...and he'll talk to his team about how to move forward.

Watson did delete his tweet today.

Both he and the republican party of kentucky declined to comment at this time.

Reporting in the studio, alexus larson, abc36 news.

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