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Daughter urges voters to not vote for her dad in viral tweet

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Daughter urges voters to not vote for her dad in viral tweet. (Getty Images, Twitter screengrab)

Family dinners must be awkward at the Regan house.

Why?

The daughter Robert Regan -- a Republican running for a state representative seat in Michigan -- is openly opposing her father's candidacy in a tweet that has now gone viral with 170,000 likes and more than 34,200 retwetts.

Regan's daughter Stephanie tweeted the following this week:

If you’re in Michigan and 18+ pls for the love of god do not vote for my dad for state rep. tell everyone."

She continued:

Since so many people are asking it is Robert Regan! Do a quick [Facebook] or Google search to find info about his campaign. I don’t feel safe [right now] sharing further information regarding his beliefs, but please look him up and just read for yourself. [Thank you to] everyone offering support and love! My DMs and [notifications] are crazy it’s hard to reply but [please] know i appreciate u!!!! i didn’t think anyone past hometown friends would see this but this is more than political beliefs!! [People] see a familiar name & vote. READ. GOOGLE."

Regan describes himself as "a Bible believing Christian" who supports second amendment rights, opposes abortion, and wants to make English the official language in Michigan.

He has four children, including a daughter attending the University of Utah.

About his daughter Stephanie, who posted the tweet, Regan says on his website: "Stephanie recently graduated from the University of Colorado and presently works with Amazon in Phoenix, AZ."

No word on Regan's response to his daughter's tweet.

Michigan's primary is August 4.

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