Ben Smith of Politico notices:
Ohio [Democratic] Senate candidate Lee Fisher is crossing that line as well, with a campaign fundraiser [the evening of September 11] at the home of a Mansfield City councilwoman, Ellen Hairing. Asked about the timing, a Fisher aide noted that earlier that day, the Democrat is attending a first-responder dedication ceremony in Hilliard, Ohio. His Republican opponent, Rob Portman, isn’t doing any events that day, an aide said.
“Fisher is, as far as I know, the only federal candidate in the country holding a fundraiser that day,” Smith notes.
Indeed, 9/11 is less marked as an anniversary year by year; Fisher’s act would have been unthinkable in 2002 or probably even 2006. This will probably not have much impact on the race; Fisher is already trailing by quite a bit.
But would you want to be the only candidate in the country holding a fundraiser that day?