From McCrory's Third Quarter Report:
ROBERT CHRISTENSEN, COLUMNIST, THE NEWS AND OBSERVER
Individual Contribution, Check
Seems to me that's a no-no in the journalism world. Now it could be a payment to get in to cover a fundraiser but he made no similar payment to Perdue.
LATEST UPDATE: As you can see this unfolding in the comments and at Ryan's post Under The Dome: N&O columnist did not give to McCrory
The McCrory campaign said the listing is an error. The contribution came from a Robert James Christensen of Sherrills Ford, N.C. When the other Christensen failed to include his employer and occupation, a McCrory staffer called the house in Sherrills Ford. Failing to reach the contributor, they Googled "Rob Christensen" and found the columnist instead.
Just the sort of administrative skills we need in a Governor's administration.
UPDATE from Ryan at The Dome:
I just spoke with Rob. He said that he has not given a donation to any political campaign and does not sign his name as Robert on checks. We're not sure what this is about at this point, but we'll keep you posted.
This contribution appears to be the work of a prankster who is also named Rob Christensen, or the result of a mistake (or wishful thinking) on the part of the McCrory campaign. Stay tuned.
Unfrontpaged for now
This is indeed another Robert Christensen and someone seems to have filled in the Occupation/Employer for the N&O columnist Rob Christensen.
Full Name: ROBERT JAMES CHRISTENSEN
Street Address: 7154 CHANNELVIEW DR
City: SHERRILLS FORD
Zip Code: 28673
Ethnicity: Not Hispanic or Not Latino
Voter Reg. Number: 000000051780
Registration Date: 11/03/1998
Eligible To Vote?: Yes