UPDATED (10:01 a.m.)—A state delegate says his fundraiser on the anniversary of 9/11 is just one of the "patriotic things that we do."
Ticket price for the two-hour reception runs $125 to $1,000 per person.
Bromwell, according to his Facebook page, plans to ask attendees to write notes to members of the military serving overseas.
Cardin told The Huffington Post that holding a fundraiser on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington DC and Shanksville, PA does not pose a problem.
"I don't think it's inappropriate, and we have a lot of patriotic things that we do, and one of them is getting involved in political action in the political world, and it's an opportunity to really get together and also have sort of a very important conversation about improving our country and our state," Cardin told The Huffington Post. "Sept. 11 should be a day that we do that like every other day."
Cardin is raising money for a possible run for attorney general in 2014.
Last month, Cardin held a small event at Mercat a la Planxa, a Catalan-inspired tapas restaurant on Michigan Avenue in the Windy City. The Aug. 8 event cost attendees between $100 and $500 and was held in conjunction with the delegate's attendance at the National Conference of State Legislators last week.