UPDATED: North Carolina gave $1.1 million to President Barack Obama's campaign last year, according to updated campaign finance data filed earlier this week, thanks in part to the work of six Democratic bundlers.
The fourth quarter Obama bundlers -- people who collect checks within the contributions limits in a bundle for the campaign -- were prominent Democratic donors and all from the Triangle area. (Republican candidates combined edged Obama in overall giving in the state, see totals below).
Ranked by the amount bundled, Raleigh businessman John Crumpler is the only North Carolinian in the top tier of fundraisers who brought in more than a half million dollars for the campaign. Kel Landis, a Raleigh money manger and husband of Nina Szlosberg, and Steve Lerner, a UNC-CH trustee and Chapel Hill investor, raised between $100,000 and $200,000 for the president's re-election.