Time warp

The campaign of Kate Marshall, who is trying to move from state treasurer to secretary of state, sent out a fund-raising message that read in part:

“[S]tarting at midnight tonight, lawmakers cannot accept campaign contributions during the special session or for 15 days after it ends. With the midnight deadline looming, Kate's opponent [state legislator Barbara Cegavske] has kicked her fundraising efforts into overdrive to raise money by the end of the day. We need to keep up the pace to make sure Kate has the funds necessary to win this election in November. We have a goal of $1,000 before midnight tonight. Can you contribute $5 right now to help reach our $1,000 goal?”

The message was dated Sept. 9 but apparently didn't get mailed on time. It arrived on Sept. 12, the day after the special session ended.