Three days before 9/11, the DCCC runs a Bob-Turner-is-rich ad showing a plane buzzing the Manhattan skyline

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A reader not involved with either campaign in the NY-9 special election called to say the DCCC's new ad for David Weprin, which features a cartoon image of plane flying over the New York City skyline, may not be the best thing to air three days before the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Earlier in the race, Republican Bob Turner went up with his first ad, showing the World Trade Center on fire, a move that was resoundingly criticized. A plane flying over the skyline isn't quite that bad—more clumsiness than exploitation. But it's just close enough to make some press professionals here in New York City wince.

UPDATE: The DCCC tweaked the ad, removing the skyline.

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