FIRST ON CBS7: Brewster Co. Sheriff's candidate says racist tweets are fake (GRAPHIC)
Brewster County sheriff's candidate Devon Portillo says a screenshot circulating on social media of racist tweets he allegedly wrote back in 2013 are photo-shopped.
The 'n' word is used in all three of them.
"I might have been a stupid teenager back then, but I wasn't that stupid," he told CBS7.
Portillo says the post is "dirty politics."
He's running as a Republican against Democrat incumbent Sheriff Ronny Dodson. Portillo used to be a sheriff's deputy in 2018 and '19, according to a post by the Brewster County Sheriff's Office.