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RNC apparently making fundraising calls on 9/11

12 years later, should politics still take a break on September 11?

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Cross-posted from The Quinton Report.

I had just been having a discussion with a friend today about politics on 9/11 in light of a campaign press release I saw today that wasn’t 9/11 related when my phone rang. I didn’t answer it but the Caller ID indicated it was the Republican National Committee with a 202-747-7372 number. This number calls constantly and I never answer it anymore but it has been a fundraising call when I did answer it in the past.

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Are we back to retail politics on 9/11? I’m not really sure, but fundraising seems to be the biggest transgression for those attempting it. As I blogged 9/11 last year, Maryland Democratic Delegates Eric Bromwell and Jon Cardin (now a candidate for Attorney General) both held fundraisers on 9/11/12. Cardin claimed it was patriotic to do so.

Today, I’ve seen press releases, tweets and other statements from politicians and elected officials all remembering the events of 9/11. The same goes for social media for everyone, not just politicians.

However, Maryland gubernatorial candidate David Craig did send a press release out today on a state issue not related to 9/11. Maryland Congressional candidate David Vogt also made a Facebook post that started out with a nice remembrance of 9/11 and then quickly went off the rails into his campaign theme that he constantly hammers on social media and even included an ask to vote for him. Maryland Right to Life also sent out an email today not related to 9/11 but dedicated to their events and activities.

Is is time for people to get back to politics on 9/11 or should it remain a non-partisan day of remembrance unsullied by fundraising and political posturing?

Cross-posted from The Quinton Report.

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