The N&O's political columnist did not give money to a gubernatorial candidate.
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.
"Who knew there was more than one Rob Christensen in the world?" said McCrory campaign manager Richard Hudson. "We had hoped there was only one."
Hudson said the campaign finance report will be amended.