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Tamarac candidate bashes opponent for not tweeting

Ed Portner issued a press release today announcing his candidacy for mayor in Tamarac and tossed in some harsh words about his opponent and a mixed review of his daughter, County Mayor Stacy Ritter.

Portner, a former city commissioner term limited out of office last year, is a bit miffed that his daughter has endorsed his opponent, Mayor Beth Flansbaum-Talabisco. Ritter said in an interview earlier this year that she thought Talabisco was doing a good job and endorsed her before her father announced his plan to run.

Though Portner gives kudos to Ritter for her accomplishments, he also wrote: "Children make decisions that often disappoint parents; but she had made many right decisions: however, this one is wrong and I intend to prove it,'' he wrote.

In a press release he had to issue a second time because the first one was missing the attachment, Porter says his opponent isn't using today's technology -- he criticizes her for not being on Twitter or Facebook.

"That is how out of touch she is today,'' he wrote.